VIDEO: Smit looks to play senior role at Derbyshire

Friday 31st March 2017
Written by Danny Painter

Batman Daryn Smit says he is looking forward to getting started at Derbyshire and making an impact with the bat, as well as offering his experiences to the young crop of players.

The 33-year-old arrives at the Club after joining Derbyshire on a two-year deal last month, which will see him at the Club until the end of the 2019 season.

The batsman, who has represented South Africa A and was selected for the Proteas’ 2009 T20 World Cup initial squad, has appeared in 125 first-class matches during his career scoring 5,711 runs at an average of 37, including nine hundreds.

Smit said: “County Cricket is a big goal of any professional cricketer and it’s a challenge I am looking forward to. I want to do well and help Derbyshire get results on the field.

“It’s not just on the field that counts, it’s off the field as well in the changing room and in the nets, helping the youngsters out.

“It is also important for me to understand that I am coming into a structure and system that is already set and running, so it is important to feel my way into that and earn the respect of the guys.

“I certainly don’t come here and just expect to be given a free ride. I am certainly going to work for it and earn the respect of everyone and help out wherever I can.”

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