Ben Johnson      

Full name Benjamin Andrew Johnson

Born August 1, 1973, Naracoorte, South Australia

Current age 47 years 122 days

Major teams South Australia

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Benjamin Andrew Johnson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 69 130 14 4038 168 34.81 9 17 40 0
List A 60 59 7 1178 83 22.65 0 4 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 69 3699 2107 53 3/4 39.75 3.41 69.7 0 0
List A 60 950 836 25 3/46 3/46 33.44 5.28 38.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1994/95 - 2002/03
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A Queensland v South Australia at Brisbane, Dec 17, 2003 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12, 0/13 ACA Masters v Act Inv XI Canberra 30 Nov 2008 Other T20
41, 0/32 ACA Masters v Brndle-Sale Bairnsdale 19 Oct 2008 Other OD

A stylish left handed batsman and handy medium pace bowler, Ben Johnson has occupied a regular spot in South Australian first-class and one-day teams over recent years. He is yet to fully realise his immense potential but is a steady and reliable contributor and a highly valued member of the Redbacks squad. A half-century on debut and then the brilliant double of 81 and 168 in only his fifth first-class match (when he came into the side as a replacement opener for Greg Blewett in 1994-95) certainly underlined his promise and a number of excellent contributions have followed in the years since. Even if the quality of such a start acted as a millstone around his neck for a time, his general dependability in subsequent seasons has proved especially important in what remains an inexperienced side. With the bat, Johnson is upright and correct and shows a liking for back foot strokes. With the ball, he is a skidding medium pacer with a capacity to gain movement both ways off the seam and a happy knack of being able to break sizeable partnerships when called upon. (John Polack, August 2001)

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Oct 16, 2002

ADELAIDE - OCTOBER 16: Ben Johnson salutes his teammates on reaching his century in the Pura Cup match between the South Australian Redbacks and the Victoria Bushrangers played at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia on October 16, 2002.

Johnson salutes his team mates, South Australia v Victoria, Pura Cup, 2002/03

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Oct 23, 2001

Portrait of Ben Johnson, October 2001

Ben Johnson - Portrait October 2001

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9 Dec 1999: Brad Young (centre) of South Australia is congratulated by team mate, Ben Johnson as South Australia leave the field after after bowling out Victoria for 169 runs in the Pura Milk Cup match between Victoria and South Australia, played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. Young finished with five wickets

Johnson congratulates Young, Victoria v South Australia, Pura Milk Cup, 1999/2000

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First-class Debut: South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, 1994/95

List A Debut: South Australia v Victoria at Melbourne, 1994/95