Full name Ben Laughlin
Born October 3, 1982, Box Hill, Victoria
Current age 34 years 172 days
Major teams Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Antigua Hawksbills, Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings, Hobart Hurricanes, Northern Districts, Queensland, Queensland Academy of Sport, Tasmania
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Relation Father - TJ Laughlin
|ODI debut||South Africa v Australia at Durban, Apr 3, 2009 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, May 3, 2009 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 29, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 28, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne, Mar 7-9, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Tasmania v Western Australia at Hobart, Mar 8-10, 2012 scorecard|
|List A debut||Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 15, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Tasmania v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 19, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Queensland v New South Wales at Brisbane, Dec 26, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers at Sydney, Jan 18, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/11||Strikers||v Syd Thunder||Sydney||18 Jan 2017||T20|
|2/15, 0*||Strikers||v Melb Reneg||Adelaide||16 Jan 2017||T20|
|3/19||Strikers||v Melb Stars||Melbourne||10 Jan 2017||T20|
|2/33||Strikers||v Hurricanes||Adelaide||6 Jan 2017||T20|
|0, 0/9||Strikers||v Hurricanes||Hobart||2 Jan 2017||T20|
|0, 2/10||Strikers||v Syd Sixers||Adelaide||31 Dec 2016||T20|
|0/37||Strikers||v Heat||Adelaide||21 Dec 2016||T20|
|-||Northern D||v Central D||New Plymouth||10 Dec 2016||T20|
|0, 3/13||Northern D||v Wellington||Hamilton||4 Dec 2016||T20|
|4/18, 0||Commanders||v Virgo SKings||Sharjah||7 Feb 2016||Other T20|
Ben Laughlin started the 2008-09 season hoping for a few games with the Bulls and ended it with tours to South Africa and the United Arab Emirates with the Australian limited-overs team. A fast-medium bowler, Laughlin was promoted during the side's run of injuries to its quicks and appeared in five ODIs and a Twenty20. He neither starred nor failed, picking up some useful wickets while learning the difference between operating against state and international batsmen. However, he was not chosen for the World Twenty20 squad or given a national contract.
Strong performances on the state scene during his first year on a contract earned the elevation. In his debut FR Cup campaign he featured in all 11 games and collected 23 wickets, a haul highlighted by his 6 for 23 against New South Wales in Cairns, the third-best figures in Australian domestic one-dayers. There was also a vital return of 3 for 25 in the final success as Queensland came from behind to beat Victoria. In three Sheffield Shield games, including the drawn decider, he had less success. The 2009-10 season was difficult after he was struck down by a painful stomach injury that restricted him to six state games.
Laughlin, whose father Trevor played three Tests in the late 1970s, was called on in the final Pura Cup match of the 2007-08 season and earned the wicket of Cameron White in the loss to Victoria. In the previous three years Laughlin was outstanding in the Brisbane grade competition, collecting 126 breakthroughs, including 50 in 2006-07. Stress fractures hampered him earlier in his career, but he overcame the problem and performed strongly for the QAS. Laughlin, a carpenter, relies on an outswinger and changes of pace, attributes that worked well for his former mentor Adam Dale.
Cricinfo staff September 2010
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