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Greg Smith

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Full Name: Gregory Marc Smith
Born: April 20 1983 , Johannesburg, Transvaal
County: Essex
Other teams: Derbyshire, Griqualand West, South Africa Academy, South Africa U19
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


South Africa-born Smith is an under-rated attacking batsman who also bowls off-spin or medium pace and is an athletic fielder. After a steady start to his Derbyshire career, Smith became a vital part of the side in all formats, frequently at the top end of the run charts and excelling in the one-day competitions, especially in the 2008 Twenty20 Cup when he hit a 62-ball hundred against Yorkshire. His importance to the side was recognised in 2010 when he took over the captaincy from Chris Rogers but, at the end of the following season, decided to move onto pastures new by signing a two-ye...

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