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William Benton      

Full name William Manstead Benton

Born July 11, 1873, Chelsea, London

Died August 17, 1916, near Mericourt-l'Albe, France (aged 43 years 37 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Framlingham College

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 3 1 25 19* 12.50 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1913-1913
Profile

Captain the Reverend William Benton was serving with the Manchester Regiment when he died of wounds. He played for Middlesex twice in 1913, by which time he was 40, but was best known for his association with the Mote Park CC. He served throughout the South African War, and in 1915 was wounded and invalided home. Before the war he was curate-in-charge of Bearsted, in Kent. He was in the XI at Framlingham College.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England won by 266 runs
Group B: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 31
Warwickshire 264 (49.4/50 ov)
Group A: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Jul 31
Gloucs 233 (49.5/50 ov)
Group B: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's - Jul 31
Surrey 286/6 (50/50 ov)
Northants v NZ A at Northampton - Jul 31
NZ A 424/7 (50/50 ov)
Group B: Somerset v Kent at Taunton - Jul 31
Kent 383/7 (50/50 ov)
Group A: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester - Jul 31
Worcs 261 (49/50 ov)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds - Jul 31
Sri Lanka A 275/9 (50/50 ov)
Group A: Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - Jul 31
Leics 16/0 (3.3/50 ov)
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