Full name Herbert Frank Benka
Born October 27, 1909, Regent's Park, London
Died April 22, 1970, Westminster, London (aged 60 years 177 days)
Major teams Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class span||1933 - 1939|
Herbert Benka was a middle-order batsman and slow left-armer who played for Middlesex between 1933 and 1936. In 11 matches for Middlesex he averaged only 16.22 but he took 4 for 78 for Minor Counties v New Zealanders in 1937 and in 1939 made a career-best 59 for MCC v Cambridge University while batting at No.10.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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