Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith elected MCC Honorary Life Member

  • Oct 23, 2019
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The first tour of England in 2003 by Graeme Smith became memorable for his two centuries in the first two Tests of the series- in which the second broke the record for the highest individual score by an overseas player.

Graeme Smith, the former South Africa skipper was elected an Honorary Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the MCC took Twitter to announce the membership.

MCC has today announced the election of @OfficialCSA legend @GraemeSmith49 as an Honorary Life Member of the Club, the MCC tweeted on Tuesday.

Smith, who has an impressive record in One Day International cricket, scored 6,989 runs, including ten centuries. Smith expressed his excitement on being bestowed upon the honor.

At the age of 22, he became the youngest captain ever and enjoyed a monumental  Test match career. He scored 9,265 runs in his career including 27 centuries.

Smith secured a second position on the Honours Board in 2008, hitting a century at the Home of Cricket in the drawn Test with England.

His first tour of England in 2003 was memorable because of his two-double centuries in the first two tests of these series- the second which was played at Lords broke the record for the highest individual score by an overseas player.

Tim May, the former Australian off-spinner was also awarded Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his outstanding achievement.

Paul Collingwood, AB de Villiers, Mitchell Johnson, and Adrian Morgan are also being awarded Honorary Life Membership of MCC this year.

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