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Benzie Kehimkar      

Full name Bension Kehimkar

Born August 11, 1960, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India

Died July 18, 2007, Ashdod (aged 46 years 341 days)

Major teams Israel, Neve Yonatan

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

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For many years Benzie was Israel's most economical bowler in ICC and ECC Tournaments, returning economy rates of under three an over. Apart from his naggingly consistent offbreaks he had the ability to take apart a bowling attack, despite batting in the lower order. In 1997 he scored 76 batting at No. 9 against a powerful South African Maccabi team boasting five provincial players. Benzie played for the enigmatic Neveh Yontan side from Ashdod.