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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
Leics v Kent at Leicester - Jul 5-7
Kent won by 8 wickets
Notts v Middlesex at Nottingham - Jul 5-8
Middlesex 374 Notts 326/6 (111.1 ov)
Somerset v Sussex at Taunton - Jul 5-8
Sussex 208 & 217/2 (45.2 ov) Somerset 274
Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham - Jul 5-8
Yorkshire 213 & 227/4 (70 ov) Warwickshire 69
Derbyshire v Glamorgan at Chesterfield - Jul 6-9
Glamorgan 410/9d Derbyshire 38/0 (7.3 ov)
Lancashire v Essex at Manchester - Jul 6-9
Lancashire 167/4 (45.4 ov)
Worcs v Hampshire at Worcester - Jul 6-9
Worcs 478 Hampshire 14/1 (5.3 ov)
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