- Ian Smith (cricketer, born 1967)
Smith's first-class debut came during a 1985 Zimbabwean tour of England, a match which Glamorgan drew in spite of a near double-century from the opposition's representative powerhouse, Zimbabwean-born
Graeme Hick. Though Smith made his debut appearance in the County Championship at the front end of the 1985 season, he became more of a force during the second half, in spite of a couple of his appearances during the season being cut short by external factors. Having finished the 1985 season in twelfth place in the County Championship, Glamorgan crumbled the following season, picking up just two victories from twenty-four games in the whole of 1986, and finishing bottom of the County Championship, while Smith participated in just one of these victories.
1987 produced a minor upturn in fortunes, and even though Glamorgan finished in the bottom half of the table during this season, they found themselves situated directly behind the 1986 County Championship victors, Essex. Glamorgan's consistency during this time, however, was lacking, at one time winning and losing alternate matches by innings margins. Smith spent the following year out of the first-class game, becoming instead, for the first time for four years, a regular starter in the Second XI, following a hip injury.
Smith returned in 1989, and although in the matches in the first half of the season in which Smith was present, Glamorgan courageously played out several draws in games in which other teams looked strong, the second half of the season was poor, the form on the big occasion deserting the squad. However 1989 was also the season in which Smith hit his first-class best, an innings of 116 against Kent. 1990 was much more positive, with Smith getting back into the rhythm of the first-class game after his troubles, making the season's first showing in the second match of the season, in which
Jimmy Cookmade what was, at the time, Somerset's second-highest single-innings total by a player.
The Glamorgan team took on Zimbabwe during a tour in the spring of 1991, in which Smith played in one fixture, before returning for the beginning of the domestic season. However, this would be his final season for Glamorgan, with the team still languishing in the bottom half of the table. Smith was subsequently signed by newly-established County cricket team Durham, who became the eighteenth members of the County Championship and began in the 1992 season.
Durham's first year was rocky, winning just two matches, though they had amongst their ranks
Ian Bothamand Simon Brown, along with the Australian Dean Jones. Smith played just one further season for the team, in which they finished bottom of the County Championship with just two victories, following which they had a mass-clearout of the team, with several new players coming into the squad both from other teams and appearing in first-class cricket for the first time. Smith was one of these players to leave the side. After retiring from first-class cricket, Smith emigrated to South Africa, where he still lives today.
Smith appeared in five Youth Test matches between 1985 and 1986, his first coming in an England tour of the West Indies, with his final three coming during a Sri Lankan tour of England. Smith's top score in these matches was a score of 97 achieved in his final Youth Test match. He also appeared in five Youth One-Day Internationals.
* [http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/4/4649/4649.html Ian Smith] at Cricket Archive
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Ian Smith (disambiguation) — Ian Smith is the name of:* Ian Smith (1919 2007), Prime Minister of Rhodesia from 1964 to 1979 * Iain Smith (Scottish politician) (b. 1960), Scottish politician * Iain Smith (producer), Scottish film producer * Ian Smith (TV) (b. 1969), doctor… … Wikipedia
Mark Burns (cricketer) — Personal information Full name Mark Ian Burns Born 18 September 1967 (1967 09 18) (age 44) Bury, Lancashire, England Batting style Right handed Bowling style Right arm medium Role … Wikipedia
Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith — Studio album by Roy Harper Released … Wikipedia
List of English people — This is a partial list of English people of note and of some notable individuals born in England, alphabetically within categories.Actors and actresses*Dame Julie Andrews (born 1935) *Naveen Andrews (born 1969) *Gabrielle Anwar (born 1970) *Rowan … Wikipedia
1965 — This article is about the year 1965. Millennium: 2nd millennium Centuries: 19th century – 20th century – 21st century Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s – 1960s – 1970s … Wikipedia
2007 — Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 2007 was designated as: * International Heliophysical Year. [ [http://ihy2007.org/ International Heliophysical Year website] ] * International… … Wikipedia
List of people from Kent — List of notable residents of the county of Kent in England. Persons are grouped by occupation and listed in order of birth. Kent is defined by its current boundaries.Politicians, statesmen and lawyers*John Scott of Scott s Hall (–1485) – Lord… … Wikipedia
1966 — This article is about the year 1966. Millennium: 2nd millennium Centuries: 19th century – 20th century – 21st century Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s – 1960s – 1970s … Wikipedia
List of South Africans — This is a list of notable South Africans with Wikipedia articles.AcademicsAcademicsSee also: Chancellors and vice chancellors, and , *Estian Calitz, academic (1949 ) *Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr, academic and politician (1894 1948) *Tshilidzi Marwala,… … Wikipedia
Anglo-African — Infobox Ethnic group group = Anglo Africans poptime = 2,000,000+ (est.) region1 = flag|South Africa pop1 region2 = flag|Zimbabwe pop2 region3 = flag|Zambia pop3 region4 = flag|Namibia pop4 region5 = flag|Kenya pop5 region6 = flag|Botswana pop6… … Wikipedia