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Greg Smith

Key facts

Full Name: Gregory Marc Smith
Born: April 20 1983 , Johannesburg
County: Essex
Other teams: Abahani Limited, Derbyshire, Griqualand West, Mountaineers, South Africa Under-19s
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast, Right-arm offbreak


South-African-born all-rounder Smith started his county career at Derbyshire before joining Essex in 2012. A former Proteas Under-19 international, Kolpak player Smith was handed an opportunity in the Derbyshire second XI in 2004. By 2007 Smith, with the ability to bowl off-spin and seam, was a first-team regular at Derbyshire, for whom he hit 3,724 runs and took 133 wickets in 75 first-class matches. He opted to link up with Essex in 2012, instantly becoming a senior player, but has struggled to kick on in his three seasons at the club. 

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