Ben Oliver      

Full name Benjamin Carl Oliver

Born October 24, 1979, Castlemaine, Victoria

Current age 41 years 95 days

Major teams Tasmania, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Benjamin Carl Oliver
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 Ct St
First-class 3 4 0 48 31 12.00 159 30.18 0 0 2 0
List A 16 14 3 224 40 20.36 352 63.63 0 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 3 246 99 5 2/13 19.80 2.41 49.2 0 0
List A 16 496 375 9 3/16 3/16 41.66 4.53 55.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 2000/01 - 2002/03
List A span 1999/00 - 2002/03

From the Victorian country town of Castlemaine originally, Ben Oliver is a particularly promising young all-rounder. A tall, gangly cricketer who will likely add some more bulk to his frame over coming years, he is a lively right arm paceman and a handy right handed batsman particularly adept at hitting shots through the off side. Oliver was chosen to be a scholar at both the Victorian Institute of Sport and the Australian Cricket Academy (the latter in 1998), and has been a regular member of state and national underage sides over recent years. He has also already made rapid strides toward becoming a regular member of the state's senior one-day team, having produced a series of excellent performances on his way to winning the 'Best New Talent' award in the Mercantile Mutual Cup season of 2000-01. The unfortunate advent of osteitis pubis seriously derailed his preparations for the 2001-02 season but it won't be too long before he returns to add to an already glowing reputation. (John Polack, September 2001)

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Oct 23, 2001

Portrait of Ben Oliver, October 2001

Ben Oliver - Portrait October 2001

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Nov 12, 2000

Ben Oliver during his playing days for Victoria

Ben Oliver during his playing days for Victoria

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Nov 12, 2000

12 Nov 2000: Ben Oliver of Victoria plays a mistimed drive and is caught by Darren Lehmann off the bowling of Johnson for 7 runs, in their six wicket loss to South Australia, in the Mercantile Mutual Cup cricket match played at Punt Road Oval, Melbourne, Australia.

Ben Oliver mistimes a drive, Victoria v South Australia, Mercantile Mutual Cup, 2000/01

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Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy 1998

Australia Under-19s 1997/98 to 1999