Ruaidhri Smith

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Ruaidhri Smith took a wicket with his first ball in first-class cricket against Kent at Sophia Gardens in 2013. The following season the young all-rounder scored his maiden Championship fifty against Gloucestershire. 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, but bounced back in 2018, especially in white-ball cricket taking an astonishing 4/6 in the T20 contest at Old Deer Park in Richmond as he almost single-handedly dismantled the Middlesex top-order.

Born in Glasgow and educated at Shrewsbury School, Ruaidhri is a product of the Glamorgan development pathway having played for the Welsh county’s Academy and 2nd XI for several years. He also featured for the Scottish Under 19 side before making his full debut for Scotland against Afghanistan in 2016. In all, he has played in two One-Day Internationals and two International T20s for Scotland. However, he has had a long battle with a series of injuries and having made just a solitary 1st XI appearance during 2022, Ruaidhri was released from the county’s staff at the end of the season.

Nevertheless, Ruaidhri continued to play for the county’s 2nd XI in white-ball games in 2023 and returned to the 1st XI in the Vitality Blast competition.

SMITH, Ruaidhri Alexander James     

Born: Glasgow, 5th August 1994. 

Best performances for Glamorgan:

In first-class cricket – 57* v Gloucestershire at The SSE SWALEC, 2014; 5/87 v Durham at Sophia Gardens, 2018.

In List A cricket – 14 v Hampshire at Swansea, 2018; 4/76 v Pakistan A at Spytty Park, Newport, 2016.    

In T20 cricket  – 22* v Essex at Sophia Gardens, 2018; 4/6 v Middlesex at Richmond, 2018.

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Ruaidhri Smith’s career batting record for Glamorgan (as at 1/10/21).
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Ruaidhri Smith’s career bowling record for Glamorgan (as at 1/19/21).