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Ben Smith      

Full name Benjamin Francis Smith

Born April 3, 1972, Corby, Northamptonshire

Current age 45 years 197 days

Major teams Central Districts, Leicestershire, Worcestershire

Nickname Sven

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 5 ft 9 in

Education Kibworth High School

Benjamin Francis Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 334 529 58 18777 204 39.86 40 100 214 0
List A 399 382 54 9899 115 30.17 3 61 142 0
T20s Insights on t20 51 49 6 866 105 20.13 681 127.16 1 1 85 22 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 334 653 488 4 1/5 122.00 4.48 163.2 0 0
List A 399 127 121 2 1/2 1/2 60.50 5.71 63.5 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 51 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1990
Last First-class Worcestershire v Leicestershire at Worcester, Jun 28-30, 2010 scorecard
List A debut 1990
Last List A Somerset v Worcestershire at Bath, May 23, 2010 scorecard
T20s debut Worcestershire v Northamptonshire at Worcester, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last T20s Northamptonshire v Worcestershire at Northampton, Jun 28, 2009 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
106, 5 Cambs v Northumb March 2 Jul 2017 Other
35, 4 Cambs v Bedfordshire Luton 18 Jun 2017 Other
21 Cambs v Lincolnshire Saffron Walden 4 Jun 2017 Other
8 Cambs v Cumberland Cambridge 14 May 2017 Other OD
7 Cambs v Norfolk Horsford 1 May 2017 Other OD
14 Cambs v Lincolnshire Grantham 30 Apr 2017 Other OD
4 Cambs v Northumb Saffron Walden 23 Apr 2017 Other OD
9, 19 Cambs v Northumb Jesmond 14 Aug 2016 Other
4 Cambs v Bedfordshire Cambridge 31 Jul 2016 Other
1, 168* Cambs v Cumberland Kendal 17 Jul 2016 Other
Profile

A short, stocky right-handed batsman, Ben Smith came up through the Leicestershire youth system to make his first-class debut in 1990 and then go on the England Under-19 tour to New Zealand that winter. He impressed immediately with the quality of his strokeplay and clean hitting, which made him equally adept at both championship and one-day cricket. His outstanding fielding is also a very positive asset in both forms of the game. He was in danger of becoming pigeonholed as a one-day specialist before he blossomed in 1996, scoring 1243 runs at 47.80, as Leicestershire won the first of two titles in three years.

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May 6, 2010

Ben Smith cuts, Leicestershire v Worcestershire, County Championship, Grace Road, May 6, 2010

Ben Smith cuts

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May 2, 2008

David Lucas celebrates the wicket of Ben Smith, Northamptonshire v Worcestershire, Northampton, May 2, 2008

David Lucas celebrates the wicket of Ben Smith

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Apr 23, 2008

Up on his toes, Ben Smith cuts, Worcestershire v Leicestershire, Worcester, April 23 2008

Up on his toes, Ben Smith cuts

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