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Kenny Benjamin      

Full name Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin

Born April 8, 1967, St John's, Antigua

Current age 47 years 112 days

Major teams West Indies, Easterns, Gauteng, Leeward Islands, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 26 36 8 222 43* 7.92 534 41.57 0 0 28 1 2 0
ODIs 26 13 7 65 17 10.83 80 81.25 0 0 3 0 4 0
First-class 108 136 33 1199 52* 11.64 0 1 24 0
List A 93 46 17 281 22 9.68 0 0 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 48 5132 2785 92 6/66 10/174 30.27 3.25 55.7 4 4 1
ODIs 26 26 1319 923 33 3/34 3/34 27.96 4.19 39.9 0 0 0
First-class 108 19409 9556 403 7/51 23.71 2.95 48.1 18 2
List A 93 4563 2972 124 4/33 4/33 23.96 3.90 36.7 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Feb 13-17, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Perth, Dec 4, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 17, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1988-2001
List A span 1988-2001
Profile

A valuable support act for Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose, Kenny Benjamin helped to prop up West Indies' fading pace dynasty until the late 1990s. Like a Caribbean Lance Klusener, he took a very straight approach to the wicket, then bowled from the shoulder, without much attempt at body action. A well-built fast bowler (with those middle names he had to be) from Antigua, he made his Test debut in the inaugural match against South Africa in 1991-92 and then once on the tour of Australia the following winter. Although onlt taking two wickets at Adelaide, he subjected the Australians to a fast and furious barrage. But he really burst into the limelight against England in 1993-94, grabbing 6 for 66 in the first Test at Kingston (adding to his mean reputation by being warned for bouncing tailenders) and then seven wickets in the next match. He ended the series with 22 wickets. He struggled the following winter against Australia, but was the best bowler on the 1995 tour of England, swinging the ball more reliably than anyone except Dominic Cork. He played 10 of his 26 Tests with the unrelated Winston Benjamin.

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Aug 7, 2007

Kenny Benjamin encourages the lone female participant at a Digicel coaching clinic, Arnos Vale, St Vincent, August 7, 2007

Kenny Benjamin encourages a participant at a coaching clinic

© Digicel

Jul 26, 2007

Kenny Benjamin oversees a coaching clinic for Trinidad & Tobago's Under-13s, Balmain Couva, Trinidad, July 26, 2007

Kenny Benjamin oversees a coaching clinic for Trinidad & Tobago's Under-13s

© Digicel

Apr 21, 1998

Andrew Hudson is bowled by Kenny Benjamin on the third day of the historic, West Indies v South Africa, Barbados, 21 April 1992, only Test

Andrew Hudson is bowled by Kenny Benjamin on the third day

© Getty Images

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Tallawahs v Hawksbills at Kingston
Jul 31, 2014 (14:00 local | 19:00 GMT | 15:00 EDT | 14:00 CDT | 12:00 PDT)
Zouks v Tridents at Gros Islet
Jul 31, 2014 (20:00 local | 00:00 GMT | 20:00 EDT | 19:00 CDT | 17:00 PDT)
Tallawahs v Amazon at Kingston
Aug 2, 2014 (11:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
Zouks v Red Steel at Gros Islet
Aug 2, 2014 (16:00 local | 20:00 GMT | 16:00 EDT | 15:00 CDT | 13:00 PDT)
Tallawahs v Tridents at Kingston
Aug 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
Zouks v Hawksbills at Gros Islet
Aug 3, 2014 (16:00 local | 20:00 GMT | 16:00 EDT | 15:00 CDT | 13:00 PDT)
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