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Further reading

Sir
C. Aubrey Smith

CBE
C. Aubrey Smith.jpg
Smith in about 1940
Personal information
Full name
Charles Aubrey Smith
Born(1863-07-21)21 July 1863
London, England
Died20 December 1948(1948-12-20) (aged 85)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight arm fast
International information
National side
Only Test(cap  66)12 March 1889 v  South Africa
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
Sporting positions
Preceded by English national cricket captain
1888–1889
Succeeded by
Preceded by Sussex county cricket captain
1886–1888
Succeeded by
Preceded by Sussex county cricket captain
1890
Succeeded by