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
Gloucs v Durham at Bristol - Apr 21-24
Gloucs 303 & 175/3 (53 ov) Durham 419
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton - Apr 21-24
Hampshire 455 Yorkshire 231 & 178/3 (61 ov) (f/o)
Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester - Apr 21-24
Lancashire 109 & 423/7 (149 ov) Somerset 278
Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester - Apr 21-24
Leics 420 & 200/3 (56 ov) Glamorgan 426
Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Apr 21-24
Middlesex 507/7d & 239/3d Essex 295 & 19/0 (6 ov, target 452)
Warwickshire v Surrey at Birmingham - Apr 21-24
Warwickshire 332 & 162/4 (57 ov) Surrey 437
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