Matches (21)
ZIM v WI (1)
ILT20 (3)
SA20 (3)
BPL 2023 (4)
Ranji Trophy (4)
ENG-L in SL (1)
WI 4-Day (3)
BBL (1)
Super Smash (1)

Full Name

Benjamin Ward Gannon

Born

September 05, 1975, Oxford

Age

47y 152d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Injury could not have come at a worse time for Ben Gannon. With Gloucestershire missing Mike Smith and Jon Lewis for most of the 2001 season, this would have been the perfect chance for the Oxford-born paceman dramatically to enhance his reputation. In the final statistics, Gannon only played five Championship games, returning a disappointing eight wickets at close to 50. The matches were consecutive in the middle of the season, before he slipped out of the spotlight.

When fit, Gannon is a tough prospect. He gets consistent pace and bounce even on traditionally sluggish Bristol pitches. Tall and lean, he is an aggressive, wicket-taking bowler. His first-class wicket tally stands at 70, with an impressive strike-rate - averaging a wicket every eight overs. He has a steeply rising, skiddy bouncer, which can find out the faint-hearted or the over-confident. He does perhaps use this too liberally, and in striving for extra pace bowls a lot of boundary balls.

His batting conversely is not the swashbuckling affair one might expect of such a player. He'll never give bowlers nightmares with his awkward technique, but he is capable of occasional spells of stubborn defence.

Of course, when Gannon struggles, he can become a liability. So long as he's fit next year, Gloucestershire should be prepared to risk him. (Sean Beynon, Copyright CricInfo January 2002)

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC323717188289.4000nullnull80
List A421323.00000010
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC3244602832856/80null33.313.8052.4null30
List A413812432/292/2941.335.3946.0000
Debut/Last Matches - Player
Photos
Western Australia's last pair, Cameron Gannon and Liam O'Connor, shake hands as Travis Head rues the near miss
Ben Gannon ; Thumbnail portrait