After taking over full-time captaincy of the national team, Smith generally batted at no.
Steven played junior cricket with Illawong Menai Cricket Club (formerly Illawong Cricket Club).
Smith was the leading run scorer in 2014–15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy series against India.
In 2015, he won the Allan Border Medal for the best player in Australian Cricket. 3 spot in the Test batting order for the series against the West Indies and the 2015 Ashes series, a position previously held by Ricky Ponting.
Steven was a member of 6 premiership winning teams in his time at Illawong.
Steven's first century was in the 1998/99 season at Casuarina Oval, Alfords Point, with a score of 124*.