Matches (15)
PAK-W in AUS (1)
SA Tri-Series (1)
ILT20 (3)
BPL 2023 (2)
BBL (2)
ZIM v WI (1)
Ranji Trophy (1)
WU19 WC (1)
SA v ENG (1)
Super Smash (1)
IND v NZ (1)

Full Name

Benjamin Carl Oliver

Born

October 24, 1979, Castlemaine, Victoria

Age

43y 97d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

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)

© 2001 CricInfo Ltd

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50sCtSt
FC340483112.0015930.180020
List A161432244020.3635263.630050
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC32469952/1319.802.4149.200
List A1649637593/163/1641.664.5355.1000
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
2000/01 - 2002/03
List A Matches
Span
1999/00 - 2002/03
Photos
Ben Oliver - Portrait October 2001
Ben Oliver mistimes a drive, Victoria v South Australia, Mercantile Mutual Cup, 2000/01
Ben Oliver during his playing days for Victoria