Edwin Smith is a former county cricket player who played for Derbyshire team between the period of 1951 to 1971. He took over 1200 wickets during his tenure in the cricket field.
Born in Grassmoor in Derbyshire, he played first class cricket in his entire cricket career for Derbyshire team. During this time span of twenty years, he played 503 first class matches from 1951 to 1971.
Initially, Smith used to be an off-spin bowler and took around 1217 first class wickets which were at an average of 25.84. He took five wickets haul during fifty one innings. His best performance so far was of 9 for 46. Moreover, he was also a helpful lower middle order batsman who had scored 7000 runs with a highest scored being 90.
During his time, there were also other good off-spin bowlers around like Ray Illingworth and Jim Laker, who may have also restricted his chance to play for Derbyshire. But, with his dedication and willpower, Edwin proved them wrong.