Matches (11)
IND v AUS (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (2)
BAN v NZ (1)
WBBL 2023 (1)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
WI v IRE (EME) (1)
MT20WC QLF (1)

Full Name

Ben William Sanderson


January 03, 1989, Sheffield, Yorkshire


34y 329d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role


Ben Sanderson enjoyed the finest season of his career in 2018, at 29, when he took 60 Championship wickets for Northants at only 16.70, one of the few bright spots in a largely depressing season. It was further evidence that a player who was almost lost to the game had turned himself into one of the most reliable performers on the county circuit.

Sanderson played three games for Yorkshire as a seam bowler before he was released in 2011. He joined the Minor County, Shropshire, and became involved with the family business before making a comeback to county cricket four years later. Playing club cricket in up-country Queensland, where he was working on a farm to keep fit, he then won a trial with Northants.

That return worked out well in 2016 in a Championship season that went from strength to strength, taking 55 second division wickets at 21 apiece. A career-best 7-22 against Glamorgan on an uneven pitch in Swansea ("the food is not great here but I had a protein shake at lunch and that seemed to work") won him a new three-year contract and he bettered it the following month with 8-73 against Gloucestershire as Northants finished the season with victory.
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Ben Sanderson Career Stats


List A484419451760613/173/1728.855.4231.8000

Batting & Fielding

List A48236159319.3525263.090082120

Recent Matches of Ben Sanderson

Northants vs Essex123/17 & 3/1426-Sep-2023NorthamptonFC
Northants vs Surrey02/56 & 0/919-Sep-2023The OvalFC
Northants vs Warwickshire13*0/26 & 5/4210-Sep-2023BirminghamFC
Northants vs Lancashire1* & 192/9103-Sep-2023NorthamptonFC
Northants vs Derbyshire22/5120-Aug-2023NorthamptonList A

Photos of Ben Sanderson

Ben Sanderson trapped Jos Buttler for a duck
Ben Sanderson celebrates an early breakthrough
Ben Sanderson reflects on a cold April day
Ben Sanderson celebrates the wicket of Pieter Malan as Middlesex's batting fails again
Ben Sanderson claimed the wicket of Nick Browne
Ben Sanderson belts out an appeal