Jack Smith (cricketer)

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Jack Smith
Personal information
Full name Jack Smith
Born (1936-03-07) 7 March 1936 (age 81)
Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1973 Minor Counties South
1965 Minor Counties
1959–1975 Bedfordshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 1 10
Runs scored 17 91
Batting average 8.50 15.16
100s/50s –/– –/1
Top score 17 50
Balls bowled 210 552
Wickets 4 6
Bowling average 24.75 62.16
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/47 2/41
Catches/stumpings –/– 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 August 2011

Jack Smith (born 7 March 1936) is a former English cricketer. Smith was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire.

Smith made his debut for Bedfordshire against Cambridgeshire in the 1959 Minor Counties Championship. He played Minor counties cricket for Bedfordshire from 1959 to 1975, making 128 Minor Counties Championship appearances.[1] He made his List A debut against Northamptonshire in the 1967 Gillette Cup. He made 5 further List A appearances, the last of which came against Lancashire in the 1973 Gillette Cup.[2] In his 6 List A matches for Bedfordshire, he scored 21 runs at an average of 7.00, with a high score of 8.[3] With the ball, he took 5 wickets at a bowling average of 50.00, with best figures of 2/41.[4]

He made a single first-class appearance for the Minor Counties against the touring South Africans in 1965.[5] In this match, he took the wickets of Tiger Lance and Denis Lindsay in the South Africans first-innings, for the cost of 52 runs from 22 overs. In the South Africans second-innings he took the wickets of Lindsay and Colin Bland for the cost of 47 runs from 13 overs. The match didn't yield success for him with the bat, with Smith being dismissed for a duck by Norman Crookes in the Minor Counties first-innings, while in their second-innings he was dismissed for 17 runs by Atholl McKinnon.[6] He also made List A appearances for Minor Counties South, making his debut for the team against Hampshire in the 1973 Benson & Hedges Cup. He made 3 further appearances for the team in that competition, the last of which came against Glamorgan.[2] He scored 70 runs in his 4 matches for the team, which came at an average of 23.33, with a high score of 50.[3] This score came on debut against Hampshire.[7] With the ball, he took just a single wicket in his 4 matches, which came at an overall cost of 123 runs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Jack Smith". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "List A Matches played by Jack Smith". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Jack Smith". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "List A Bowling For Each Team by Jack Smith". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Jack Smith". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Minor Counties v South Africans, 1965". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Minor Counties South v Hampshire, 1973 Benson & Hedges Cup". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 

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