Daryn Smit comes out of retirement to hit key cameo against Surrey

File image: Daryn Smit.

Former Dolphins wicketkeeper-batsman Daryn Smit came out of retirement this week to play for Derbyshire in a One-Day Cup fixture against Surrey.

Smit was appointed Derbyshire’s head of talent pathway in early 2020, after ending a lengthy playing career in late 2019.

With Derbyshire hampered by several injuries, the 37-year-old Smit ended a two-year hiatus from playing professional cricket to strike a solid 25 in Derbyshire’s final total of 215 all out on Thursday.

He later kept wicket as Derbyshire opened the bowling with former West Indies seamer Ravi Rampaul.

He eventually fell to former Western Province Cricket Club spinner Daniel Moriarty, who is forging a successful career with Surrey.

Smith played for South Africa Under-19, South Africa Emerging Players and South Africa A before relocating to the United Kingdom.