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Mark Benson      

Full name Mark Richard Benson

Born July 6, 1958, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex

Current age 55 years 285 days

Major teams England, Kent

Nickname Benny

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Umpire

Height 5 ft 9 in

Education Sutton Vallence School

Mark Richard Benson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 51 30 25.50 162 31.48 0 0 4 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 0 24 24 24.00 58 41.37 0 0 3 0 0 0
First-class 292 491 34 18387 257 40.23 48 99 140 0
List A 269 257 11 7838 119 31.86 5 53 68 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 292 467 493 5 2/55 98.60 6.33 93.4 0 0
List A 269 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test England v India at Birmingham, Jul 3-8, 1986 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI England v New Zealand at Leeds, Jul 16, 1986 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1980-1995
List A span 1980-1995
Umpiring statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka, Oct 19-22, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 4-8, 2009 scorecard
Test matches 27
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jun 27, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Jan 13, 2009 scorecard
ODI matches 72
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Sep 11, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Pakistan at The Oval, Jun 13, 2009 scorecard
T20I matches 19
T20I statistics
Profile

Mark Benson was a left-hand opening batsman who played for Kent from 1980 until 1997. With a reputation for being sound against fast bowling, Benson, whose career average was always on the right side of 40, was unfortunate to play only one Test in an era when England struggled against the pace of West Indies. His one chance came in 1986 when he replaced the injured Wayne Larkins against India at Edgbaston - Benson made 30 and 21, batting for more than four hours and looking quite comfortable. One ODI followed, and then he was dumped. He continued to score heavily for Kent until he was almost 40, and on retiring he became a first-class umpire in 2000. He stood in his first international match in June 2004 and was elevated to the ICC Elite Panel in April 2006.
Martin Williamson April 2006

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Dec 14, 2008

Umpire Mark Benson has a word with Daniel Vettori, New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day, December 14, 2008

Umpire Mark Benson has a word with Daniel Vettori

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Dec 12, 2008

Umpires Tony Hill, Amiesh Saheba and Mark Benson inspect the wet outfield, New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day, December 12, 2008

Umpires Tony Hill, Amiesh Saheba and Mark Benson inspect the wet outfield

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Dec 11, 2008

Umpires Amish Sahiba and Mark Benson have a look at the light meter, New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 1st day, December 11, 2008

Umpires Amish Sahiba and Mark Benson have a look at the light meter

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Tournament Results
Somerset v Surrey at Lord's - Sep 17, 2011
Surrey won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Somerset v Durham at Taunton - Sep 4, 2011
Somerset won by 39 runs (D/L method)
Surrey v Sussex at The Oval - Sep 4, 2011
Surrey won by 71 runs
Hampshire v Scotland at Southampton - Aug 29, 2011
Hampshire won by 115 runs
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Aug 29, 2011
Derbyshire won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's - Aug 29, 2011
Middlesex won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Notts v Lancashire at Nottingham - Aug 29, 2011
Lancashire won by 2 runs
Somerset v Essex at Taunton - Aug 29, 2011
Somerset won by 40 runs
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - Aug 29, 2011
Durham won by 36 runs
Unicorns v Glamorgan at Wormsley - Aug 29, 2011
Unicorns won by 8 runs
Warwickshire v Northants at Birmingham - Aug 29, 2011
Northants won by 5 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
Yorkshire v Worcs at Leeds - Aug 29, 2011
Yorkshire won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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