Full name Benny Alexander Cameron Howell
Born October 5, 1988, Bordeaux, France
Current age 27 years 212 days
Major teams Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Unicorns
Nickname Trowell, Growler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|First-class debut||Hampshire v Lancashire at Southampton, May 24-26, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Gloucestershire v Derbyshire at Bristol, Apr 17-20, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hampshire v Leicestershire at Southampton, Aug 17, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Gloucestershire v Surrey at Lord's, Sep 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Canada v Hampshire at North Sound, Jan 11, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at Cardiff, Jul 24, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/3, 41||Gloucs||v Derbyshire||Bristol||17 Apr 2016||FC|
|0, 0/22, 21||Gloucs||v Essex||Chelmsford||10 Apr 2016||FC|
|43, 23*, 1/15||Gloucs||v Durham MCCU||Bristol||31 Mar 2016||FC|
|3/28, 40, 0/43||Gloucs||v Glamorgan||Bristol||22 Sep 2015||FC|
|9, 0/29||Gloucs||v Surrey||Lord's||19 Sep 2015||LA|
|0/11||Gloucs||v Kent||Canterbury||14 Sep 2015||FC|
|3/37||Gloucs||v Yorkshire||Leeds||6 Sep 2015||LA|
|11, 1/21, 7||Gloucs||v Leics||Leicester||1 Sep 2015||FC|
|2/55, 9||Gloucs||v Hampshire||Bristol||26 Aug 2015||LA|
|3, 1/22||Gloucs||v Surrey||Bristol||21 Aug 2015||FC|
Born in Bordeaux but educated at the Oratory School in Berkshire, Benny Howell is a top-order batsman and handy medium-pacer who has found himself a role at Gloucestershire.
He had been on Hampshire's books for several years - having come through their academy - before his first team debut in limited-overs cricket in 2010. He travelled with Hampshire to the Caribbean T20 in January 2011 and made his first-class debut against Lancashire later that summer, scoring 71 in the second innings. But that turned out to be his only first-class match for Hampshire as he was released at the end of the 2011 season.
He tried to restart his career with Gloucestershire and made his 2nd XI debut in April 2012, making a double century at Bristol. His performance earned him an immediate first-team debut at Canterbury, where he made 44 and 10 in a drawn game. He played the entire first-class season in 2013 and contributed nearly 600 runs and took 30 wickets. He posted a gritty maiden Championship hundred against Leicestershire at the Cheltenham Festival in 2015 and his three wickets the same season helped turn a Royal London CVup semi-final against Yorkshire at Headingley - a competition that Gloucestershire went on to win, their first trophy since 2004.
Howell holds both English and Australian passports - his mother is Australian and his parents live Down Under - and he spends his winters playing club cricket in Australia, having started off with clubs such as Melville, former Hampshire coach Paul Terry's old club, and Joondalup in Western Australia before making the move to Victoria, where he plays for the Camberwell Magpies.
Plays of the day from the IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians, in Pune
Plays of the day from the match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders
Thirty years ago England were battered, bruised, broken and blackwashed in the Caribbean