Kelly Smuts

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Kelly Smuts
Personal information
Born (1990-01-22) 22 January 1990 (age 27)
Grahamstown, South Africa
Source: Cricinfo, 23 April 2017

Kelly Royce Smuts (born 22 January 1990) is a South African cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler who plays for Eastern Province. He was born in Grahamstown.

Smuts made his cricketing debut for South Africa Under-19s, playing a single Under-19 Test match against Bangladesh. He later played two matches in a Tri-Nation tournament, one against Bangladesh and one against India.

Smuts made two appearances during the CSA Under-19 Competition in 2008-09. Smuts made his first-class debut for Eastern Province during the 2009-10 season, against Gauteng.[1] He was included in the Eastern Province cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.[2] In the 2015–16 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup, he became the first player to make a century and take 13 wickets during a first-class match in South Africa.[3] In April 2017, he made the highest total in the history of the Lancashire League, scoring 211 for Todmorden Cricket Club.[4]

Smuts' brother, JJ Smuts, is also a first-class cricketer.


  1. ^ Gauteng v. Eastern Province in 2009-10
  2. ^ Eastern Province Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. ^ "EP cricketer makes history". Sport24. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lancashire League: Michael Clarke's record broken by Kelly Smuts". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 

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