Full name Ben Matthew Duckett
Born October 17, 1994, Farnborough, Kent
Current age 20 years 287 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Northamptonshire Under-13s, Northamptonshire Under-14s, Northamptonshire Under-15s
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Education Stowe School
|First-class debut||Northamptonshire v Leicestershire at Northampton, May 15-18, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Northamptonshire v Derbyshire at Northampton, Jul 18-20, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire at Northampton, May 5, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Northamptonshire v Leicestershire at Northampton, Jul 29, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire at Northampton, Jul 8, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Warwickshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Jul 22, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|30, 3c/0s||Northants||v Leics||Northampton||29 Jul 2015||LA|
|0c/1s, 56||Northants||v Surrey||The Oval||27 Jul 2015||LA|
|3c/1s, 69||Northants||v Durham||Northampton||25 Jul 2015||LA|
|4||Northants||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||22 Jul 2015||T20|
|0, 154||Northants||v Derbyshire||Northampton||18 Jul 2015||FC|
|40*||Northants||v Yorkshire||Northampton||17 Jul 2015||T20|
|24*||Northants||v Leics||Northampton||12 Jul 2015||T20|
|53, 5||Northants||v Gloucs||Cheltenham||8 Jul 2015||FC|
|6||Northants||v Derbyshire||Chesterfield||5 Jul 2015||T20|
|134, 88||Northants||v Lancashire||Manchester||29 Jun 2015||FC|
Many England cricketers have passed through the Under-19 side, such is the level of age-group planning, but few can boast the Under-19 World Cup batting average achieved by Ben Duckett. He is one of two players - the England captain Alastair Cook being the other - to have averaged more than 60 in the tournament. He also collected man-of-the-match awards with 61 against India in the quarterfinal and a century as England beat Australia by one-wicket in the third-place play-off.
Duckett, a wicketkeeper and left-handed batsman, and a product of Stowe School, is also making strides at Northants where he has been part of the youth set-up since 11 years old. He made his first team debut at 17 and soon made a maiden fifty against Leicestershire. He then received an unexpected summons to the Northants side as they won the Twenty20 trophy against Surrey at Edgbaston because of an injury sustained by Kyle Coetzer in the semifinal earlier in the day. A few months later, he was dropped by England Under-19s for failing a fitness test and admitted that "complacency" had crept in. His success in the World Cup was proof of his positive response.
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