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Benson Mwita      

Full name Benson Mwita

Born December 5, 1987, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Current age 26 years 259 days

Major teams Tanzania, Tanzania Under-19s

Nickname Mkuria

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Benson Mwita
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/23, 50 Tanzania v Botswana Kampala 28 Feb 2013 Other T20
1/16, 7 Tanzania v Uganda Kampala 27 Feb 2013 Other T20
55, 3/12 Tanzania v Nigeria Kampala 27 Feb 2013 Other T20
1/49, 1 Tanzania v Kenya Kampala 26 Feb 2013 Other T20
38, 1/10 Tanzania v Nigeria Kampala 25 Feb 2013 Other T20
9, 0/14 Tanzania v Uganda Kampala 24 Feb 2013 Other T20
37, 1/20 Tanzania v Botswana Kampala 23 Feb 2013 Other T20
7, 0/32 Tanzania v Mozambique Benoni (A) 4 Oct 2012 Other T20
1/15, 8 Tanzania v Zambia Benoni 3 Oct 2012 Other T20
2/16, 32* Tanzania v Swaziland Benoni (B) 3 Oct 2012 Other T20
Profile

Groomed from his youth by spells in Tanzania's age-group sides, Benson Mwita is a bowling allrounder who made his debut for the senior national team at the Six Nations World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Zambia in 2004, while still a regular in the Under-19 side. He returned to the national side for Tanzania's successful run at the World Cricket League Africa Region Division Two tournament in 2006, coming on first-change and picking up 12 wickets in the tournament, including two four-wicket hauls. With Tanzania ascending to Division One, Mwita was given the new ball and celebrated by picking up 4 for 45 against a strong Scotland side in January 2007. Tanzania still lost that match, however, and soon slipped back down to Division Four. Mwita took the new ball for Tanzania at the Division Four tournament in Italy in 2010 with reasonable success, and also continued to chip in with the bat - most notably guiding the side to a three-wicket win over Argentina with an aggressive, unbeaten 46.
Liam Brickhill August 2010

Latest Photos

Jun 9, 2007

Benson Mwita hits one out of the park against Hong Kong

Benson Mwita hits one out of the park against Hong Kong

© Tanzania Cricket Association

Jun 9, 2007

Benson Mwita bowling against Hong Kong, May 2007

Benson Mwita bowling against Hong Kong

© Tanzania Cricket Association

Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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