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Full name Benjamin Thomas Slater
Born August 26, 1991, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Current age 23 years 214 days
Major teams Bradford/Leeds UCCE, Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, Derbyshire Under-13s, Derbyshire Under-15s, Derbyshire Under-17s, Southern Rocks
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow
|First-class debut||Surrey v Leeds/Bradford MCCU at The Oval, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Mashonaland Eagles v Southern Rocks at Harare, Oct 6, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Derbyshire v Durham at Derby, Aug 15, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Mashonaland Eagles v Southern Rocks at Harare, Oct 7, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Mid West Rhinos v Southern Rocks at Kwekwe, Dec 13, 2012 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|12||Derbyshire||v Middlesex||Abu Dhabi||15 Mar 2015||Other T20|
|104, 119||Derbyshire||v Leics||Derby||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|34, 45||Derbyshire||v Surrey||The Oval||15 Sep 2014||FC|
|18, 2||Derbyshire||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|29, 65||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Derby||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|9, 112*||Derby 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||Denby||27 Aug 2014||Other|
|40, 20||Derbyshire||v Glamorgan||Derby||20 Jul 2014||FC|
|70, 27||Derbyshire||v Gloucs||Cheltenham||14 Jul 2014||FC|
|13, 60||Derbyshire||v Essex||Chesterfield||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|54, 0||Derbyshire||v Indians||Derby||1 Jul 2014||Other|
Ben Slater, one of many Derbyshire homegrown talents, celebrated a new two-year contract by scoring his maiden first-class century during the final round of the Division Two Championship against Leicestershire in 2014.
A Derbyshire age group player from Under-13 upwards, he made his Second XI debut in 2009 and has been scored heavily at that level while waiting for his chance to step up, posting 12 half-centuries and two hundreds in 60 matches.
A left-handed top-order batsman, Slater made his first-class debut for Leeds/Bradford MCCU against Surrey in April 2012. At the invitation of Derbyshire's batting coach, Dave Houghton, he went to Zimbabwe after the close of the English domestic season and scored 89 in his debut first-class innings for Southern Rocks against Mashonaland Eagles.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.