Paul’s History Paul Andrew Smith born April 15, 1964 in Gosforth, Northumberland is a former English cricketer who played for Warwickshire from 1982 to 1996. He represented England in the Hong Kong and Singapore Sixes. A mercurial all rounder, he was a big hitting right-handed batsman and genuinely fast right arm bowler. He made four first class hundreds in his 221 game career the first when he was just 19, and in 1986 he became the youngest Warwickshire player to score 1,500 runs in a season winning an unpresidented Treble in 1994.  Paul was Man of the Match in the Warwickshire v Worcestershire Benson and Hedges final in 1994 (for which we may now forgive him) one of 6 Lords one day finals in which he played. Along with opening partner Andy Moles, he holds a world record after the pair shared 8 consecutive opening partnerships of 50 plus.  In first class cricket he scored a total of 8173 runs at an average of 26.44 with a best of 140 and with the ball he took 283 wickets at 35.72 which included two hat-tricks and a best of 6 for 91. Paul is extremely proud of becoming the first white cricketer to play for Cape Town club St Augustine’s during the dismantling of apartheid. Following his retirement in 1996 Paul formed CWB (Cricket Without Boundaries) with Pertemps Group Chairman Tim Watts with the aim of linking sport to the classroom and then employment. CWB saw a 40% participant return to work. Other projects he initiated included Coachright who linked sport to academic accreditation. Over 150 schools and 20 community groups benefitted from the initiative. He became involved with the Compton Cricket Club in Los Angeles which seeks to use the spirit and disciplines of cricket to turn youngsters away from crime and his work there led to him being awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from Los Angeles City in 2003, he also works with the Prince's Trust in the U.K. In 2007, he published his revealing autobiography entitled Wasted? Which was nominated for the shortlist of the Sunday Times Newspaper Book of the Year Award.  
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Paul Andrew Smith born April 15, 1964 in Gosforth, Northumberland is a former English cricketer who played for Warwickshire from 1982 to 1996. He represented England in the Hong Kong and Singapore Sixes. A mercurial all rounder, he was a big hitting right-handed batsman and genuinely fast right arm bowler. He made four first class hundreds in his 221 game career the first when he was just 19, and in 1986 he became the youngest Warwickshire player to score 1,500 runs in a season winning an unpresidented Treble in 1994. Paul was Man of the Match in the Warwickshire v Worcestershire Benson and Hedges final in 1994 (for which we may now forgive him) one of 6 Lords one day finals in which he played. Along with opening partner Andy Moles, he holds a world record after the pair shared 8 consecutive opening partnerships of 50 plus.  In first class cricket he scored a total of 8173 runs at an average of 26.44 with a best of 140 and with the ball he took 283 wickets at 35.72 which included two hat-tricks and a best of 6 for 91. Paul is extremely proud of becoming the first white cricketer to play for Cape Town club St Augustine’s during the dismantling of apartheid. Following his retirement in 1996 Paul formed CWB (Cricket Without Boundaries) with Pertemps Group Chairman Tim Watts with the aim of linking sport to the classroom and then employment. CWB saw a 40% participant return to work. Other projects he initiated included Coachright who linked sport to academic accreditation. Over 150 schools and 20 community groups benefitted from the initiative. He became involved with the Compton Cricket Club in Los Angeles which seeks to use the spirit and disciplines of cricket to turn youngsters away from crime and his work there led to him being awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from Los Angeles City in 2003, he also works with the Prince's Trust in the U.K. In 2007, he published his revealing autobiography entitled Wasted? Which was nominated for the shortlist of the Sunday Times Newspaper Book of the Year Award.  
Paul’s History
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