Monday 26 April 2010 

Cricket World County Player Of The Week - Greg Smith

Cricket World County Player Of The Week - Greg Smith
Cricket World County Player Of The Week - Greg Smith
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Derbyshire all-rounder Greg Smith has been named as the Cricket World® County Player Of The Week after his match-winning performance helped his side jump to second place in the LV= County Championship Second Division.

Derbyshire beat Glamorgan by eight wickets, taking 22 points from their third match of the season, wrapping up victory early on the final day.

Smith's contribution was a wicket in Glamorgan's first innings of 272, which he then followed up with a career-best score of 165 not out as Derbyshire were bowled out for 363. He faced 263 balls, hitting 12 fours and two sixes.

Smith then continued to play a role in the game by bowling 20 overs of off-spin and taking four for 66 as Glamorgan were then dismissed for 211 and Derbyshire's top order ensured that Smith did not have to bat again by reaching 121 for two to close out the match.

There were a number of other contenders for the weekly award after a week in which all 18 counties were in action and the Clydesdale Bank 40 got underway, including Leicestershire's Wayne White, Yorkshire's Andrew Gale and Surrey's Steven Davies but Smith's all-round, match-wining contribution won the vote.

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