Full name Benjamin Thomas Slater
Born August 26, 1991, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Current age 25 years 331 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 Durham at Chesterfield, Jul 3-6, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Mashonaland Eagles v Southern Rocks at Harare, Oct 6, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Derbyshire v South Africa A at Derby, May 29, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Mashonaland Eagles v Southern Rocks at Harare, Oct 7, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Chesterfield, Jul 8, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|14||Derbyshire||v Yorkshire||Chesterfield||8 Jul 2017||T20|
|8||Derbyshire||v Northants||Northampton||7 Jul 2017||T20|
|27, 2||Derbyshire||v Durham||Chesterfield||3 Jul 2017||FC|
|9||Derby 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Stourbridge||13 Jun 2017||Other|
|0||Derby 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Belper||5 Jun 2017||Other|
|-||Derbyshire||v Sth Africa A||Derby||29 May 2017||LA|
|42, 0/6, 28*||Derbyshire||v Leics||Derby||25 May 2017||FC|
|2, 7||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Derby||19 May 2017||FC|
|14||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Derby||16 May 2017||LA|
|11||Derbyshire||v Leics||Leicester||14 May 2017||LA|
Ben Slater, one of many Derbyshire homegrown talents, is a left-handed middle-order batsman with a bsuy style which leads some local observers to compare him to the former England batsman Neil Fairbtoehr.
Slater's links with the county go back to Under-13 level and he made his Second XI debut in 2009. He 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.
He 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 - and adding a second one in the same match for good measure.
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?