- Charith Asalanka
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva
- Chamika Karunaratne
- Kusal Mendis
- Pathum Nissanka
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Kasun Rajitha
- Dasun Shanaka
- Maheesh Theekshana
Alphabetically sorted top ten of players who have played the most matches across formats in the last 12 months
Benjamin Francis Smith
April 03, 1972, Corby, Northamptonshire
Right hand Bat
Right arm Medium
Middle order Batter
Kibworth High School
A short, stocky right-handed batsman, Ben Smith came up through the Leicestershire youth system to make his first-class debut in 1990 and then go on the England Under-19 tour to New Zealand that winter. He impressed immediately with the quality of his strokeplay and clean hitting, which made him equally adept at both championship and one-day cricket. His outstanding fielding is also a very positive asset in both forms of the game. He was in danger of becoming pigeonholed as a one-day specialist before he blossomed in 1996, scoring 1243 runs at 47.80, as Leicestershire won the first of two titles in three years.
The limited-overs tag disappeared with solid performances in subsequent seasons. But despite being Leicestershire's vice-captain, he quit the county (which was by then in considerable turmoil) and moved to Worcestershire where he made an immediate impression, succeeding Graeme Hick as captain in 2003. He caused a stir when he stepped down as skipper - mid-match - in August 2004, saying he wanted to concentrate on his batting. At the time he resigned he was already averaging almost 59 in the Championship that year and continued to be a consistent run-maker for several further seasons.
Smith brought up the 40th first-class ton of his career, 203 against Somerset at Taunton, in 2006, but it was to be his final century. His season average slipped under 30 in 2007, with a high score of 98 not out, and his returns began to tail off thereafter. After twenty years of first-class cricket, and more than 18,000 runs, Smith called time on his career at the end of the 2010 season. It was immediately announced that he would continue to play a role at Worcestershire as assistant coach.
He left New Road to become Leicestershire's batting coach in December 2010.
Batting & Fielding
List A Matches
|Cambs vs Northumb||106 & 5||02-Jul-2017||March||OTHER|
|Cambs vs Bedfordshire||35 & 4||18-Jun-2017||Luton||OTHER|
|Cambs vs Lincolnshire||21||04-Jun-2017||Saffron Walden||OTHER|
|Cambs vs Cumberland||8||14-May-2017||Cambridge||OTHEROD|
|Cambs vs Norfolk||7||01-May-2017||Horsford||OTHEROD|