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Ben Smith

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Full Name: Benjamin Francis Smith
Born: April 3 1972 , Corby
Other teams: Leicestershire, Worcestershire
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


The batsman joined Worcestershire in 2002 after a 12-year association with Leicestershire and he was appointed captain at New Road in just his second season. He made a tremendous start for his new county, becoming the first Worcestershire player to score a century on his first-class debut and then his County Championship debut. A patient batsman, Smith registered over 1,000 first class runs in the 2001 season, and then emulated that feat again in 2002, 2003 - when he was player of the year - 2004 and 2005. Having relinquished the captaincy late in the 2004 campaign to concentrate on his...

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