Ruaidhri Smith

Date of birth 05.08.1994 Squad number 20 Role in team All-rounder Glamorgan debut 3 September 2013 v Kent at Cardiff (CC) Random fact Ruaidhri was born in Scotland, has an Irish mother, English father and grew up in Wales.

All-rounder Ruaidhri Smith hit the headlines on his Championship debut for Glamorgan against Kent at the SWALEC Stadium in 2013 as the teenage all-rounder claimed a wicket with his maiden delivery in first-class cricket.

Born in Glasgow and educated at Shrewsbury School, Ruaidhri is a product of the Glamorgan development programme having played for the Welsh county’s 2nd XI for several years. He has also featured for the Scottish Under 19 side before making his One-Day International debut for Scotland against Afghanistan in 2016.

In 2019, Smith suffered some niggling injuries, but marked his return to action with the wicket of Aaron Finch amongst a three-wicket haul in the Vitality Blast against Surrey before making a series of appearances in the County Championship.

Smith was injured in Glamorgan's opening game of the 2020 season before returning to become a key part of the bowling quintet that helped Glamorgan to back-to-back-to-back victories towards the end of the campaign.

The 2014 season saw the young all-rounder score his maiden Championship fifty against Gloucestershire, whilst in 2015 he returned his then career-best bowling figures of 3/32 against Derbyshire at Chesterfield. Having completed a degree in Mathematics at Bristol University, the highlight of the 2016 season for Ruaidhri was a hat-trick during Glamorgan’s match against the Pakistan A tourists at Newport. He struggled with injuries during 2017, before returning to some form in 2018.

Smith had many memorable moments throughout 2018, with standout being a maiden First-class five wicket haul against Durham. Then on his 24th Birthday, he recorder Glamorgan’s most economical spell in the T20 Blast with a spell of 4/6 against Middlesex at Richmond.


2009 Most Promising Academy Player

2012 Academy Player of the Year

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