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Dale Benkenstein      

Full name Dale Martin Benkenstein

Born June 9, 1974, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia

Current age 40 years 102 days

Major teams South Africa, Delhi Giants, Dolphins, Durham, KwaZulu-Natal, Marylebone Cricket Club, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - MM Benkenstein, Brother - BN Benkenstein, Brother - BR Benkenstein

Dale Martin Benkenstein
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 23 20 3 305 69 17.94 463 65.87 0 1 20 0 3 0
First-class 264 408 47 15962 259 44.21 38 86 169 0
List A 300 270 62 7308 107* 35.13 1 44 113 0
Twenty20 99 89 16 1769 60 24.23 1380 128.18 0 6 149 59 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 23 4 65 44 4 3/5 3/5 11.00 4.06 16.2 0 0 0
First-class 264 7577 3615 100 4/16 36.15 2.86 75.7 0 0
List A 300 3197 2681 87 4/16 4/16 30.81 5.03 36.7 3 0 0
Twenty20 99 31 468 579 21 3/10 3/10 27.57 7.42 22.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut England v South Africa at Dhaka, Oct 25, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Bangladesh at Benoni, Oct 6, 2002 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class Surrey v Durham at The Oval, May 10-13, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A Surrey v Durham at The Oval, May 9, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Durham v Lancashire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 8, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/22, 9* M.C.C. v Herts Lord's 22 Jun 2014 Other OD
6 Durham 2nd v MCC YC Brandon 3 Jun 2013 Other OD
0/1, 74*, 6 Durham v Surrey The Oval 10 May 2013 FC
- Durham v Surrey The Oval 9 May 2013 LA
17* Durham v Lancashire Manchester 6 May 2013 LA
16 Durham v Essex Chester-le-Street 5 May 2013 LA
27, 9 Durham v Notts Nottingham 29 Apr 2013 FC
40, 61* Durham v Yorkshire Chester-le-Street 24 Apr 2013 FC
5, 3 Durham v Warwickshire Birmingham 17 Apr 2013 FC
0, 8 Durham v Somerset Chester-le-Street 10 Apr 2013 FC
Profile

Dale Martin Benkenstein, born in Zimbabwe but educated at Michaelhouse in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, comes from a serious cricketing family. His father Martin represented Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe); his brothers Brett and Boyd both played for Natal B, but it was Dale who first played for and captained both Natal Schools and South African Schools before making his debut for Natal in 1993-94 and the national team in 1998. At an early stage Dale showed his captaincy skills and was at one stage earmarked as the successor to Hansie Cronje as South Africa captain. Benkenstein played 23 ODIs, the last against Bangladesh in Benoni in 2002, but was never a regular member of the national side and for some reason was never selected to play Test cricket. Dale agrees that he never took advantage of the chances that did come his way.

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Apr 26, 2013

Dale Benkenstein cuts on his way to 61, Durham v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day, April 26, 2013

Dale Benkenstein cuts on his way to 61

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Jul 19, 2012

Dale Benkenstein took 144 balls to make 43, Sussex v Durham, County Championship, Arundel, July, 19, 2012

Dale Benkenstein took 144 balls to make 43

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May 2, 2012

Tim Ambrose appeals successfully for the wicket of Dale Benkenstein, Warwickshire v Durham, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 1st day, May 2, 2012

Tim Ambrose appeals successfully for the wicket of Dale Benkenstein

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Tour Results
Scotland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 3, 2008
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Ireland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 1, 2008
New Zealand won by 290 runs
England v New Zealand at Lord's - Jun 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 51 runs
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Bristol - Jun 21, 2008
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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