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Chris Smith (cricketer, born 1958)

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Full Name  Christopher Lyall Smith
Born  (1958-10-15) 15 October 1958 (age 56)
Birth Place  Durban, Natal, South Africa
Role  Administrator
Name  Christopher Smith
Relations  RA Smith (brother)
Office  Representative (R-NJ 4th District) since 1981
Spouse  Marie Smith
Children  Elyse Smith, Christopher Smith, Michael Smith
Nickname  Kippy
National team   England
Batting style  Right-handed batsman
Bowling style  Right arm off-break
Education  The College of New Jersey (1975)
Books  Assembling work, More

Christopher Lyall Smith (born 15 October 1958) was a cricketer for Hampshire and England. He also played one match for Glamorgan in 1979, while playing in the South Wales League, and in South Africa he played for Natal B (then a first-class team).

Life and career

Born on 15 October 1958 in Durban, South Africa, Smith was unable to play for the South Africa due to their exclusion from international sport because of the apartheid regime, but played for England through his parents nationality. However, Smith played only eight Test matches, never establishing himself in the side. He had the misfortune to be dismissed by Richard Hadlee from his first ball on Test debut at Lord's, but was selected the next winter for the tour to New Zealand and Pakistan. There he made some useful contributions, including a score of 91 in Auckland. He was much more successful for Hampshire, enjoying a successful career with that county, and scoring more than 40 first-class hundreds. He was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1984.

After he retired from first-class cricket, he settled in Western Australia, and became marketing manager of the Western Australian Cricket Association.

Chris Smith is the older brother of fellow England Test player Robin Smith.


Chris Smith (cricketer, born 1958) Wikipedia

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