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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:13

Cricket: Maritzburg College Appoint New Director of Cricket

Maritzburg College welcomes Mr Michael Smith to the position of Director of Cricket at the school.

Smith, who hails from the Eastern Cape, has played for teams such as the Border Cricket Academy, Border, Eastern Province and the Chevrolet Warriors as well as representing South Africa at the Hong Kong Sixes Tournament.

Smith made his 1st Class debut in October 2003 and has played eighty-nine 1st class, seventy-two list ‘A’ one day and sixteen T20 matches. He has also captained the Eastern Province team in more than forty-five 1st class matches and in just short of fifty one-day matches. He also captained the Chevrolet Warriors team.

Smith boasts a personal tally of just short of five thousand 1st class runs and just under two thousand one-day runs in his career with nine hundred’s and forty fifties. For the past eleven years, Smith has been playing professional cricket and coaching in various parts of the United Kingdom.

Smith has owned and operated a Cricket Academy and has been involved in cricket coaching at many different levels and obtained his Level 3 Coaching Qualification through Cricket South Africa in 2012.

Since 2012, Smith has represented Middleton Cricket Club in England as a Professional cricket player and coach. He has also acted as coaching consultant for Eastern Province Cricket where he worked with the Junior Elite squads (U13, U15, U17, U19), as well as assisting with the Eastern Province Men’s Cricket team. In conjunction with this, Smith was involved with the Coaching Acceleration Program within the franchise.

Smith will take up his position on the 12th of August and we look forward to welcoming Mike and his family into the College family.

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