Full Name

Benjamin David Cotton

Born

September 13, 1993, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Age

28y 9d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Education

Clayton Hall Business and Language College, Newcastle under Lyme; Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

TEAMS

Ben Cotton, a burly seam bowler, signed a new one-year deal with Northamptonshire for 2019 after impressing during three Championship matches in 2018 which included a career-best 5-48 in an end-of-season win against Sussex.

Once seen as central to Derbyshire's future, Cotton was released ahead of the 2018 season as Kim Barnett, a former captain who had returned as cricket advisor, trimmed the playing staff in an effort to raise expectations of the county's younger players.

Cotton signed his first professional deal with Derbyshire in 2014, featuring in 20 first-class fixtures for the club and taking 37 wickets. He also appeared in 29 one-day matches and 18 T20 games.

He had never quite lived up to the promise of a debut season in which he collected some impressive scalps: Jos Buttler on his first-team debut in a T20 Blast fixture against Lancashire at Old Trafford, he claimed the wicket of Jos Buttler; Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli in a tourist match against India at Derby. To complete a promising first season, he also featured in Derbyshire's first quarter-final in nine years in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC2333113464315.7258858.840053250
List A301177118*17.7510269.60006140
T2018644530*22.5037121.62002230
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC233731911741475/487/5837.043.2767.80210
List A302912711186324/434/4337.065.5939.70100
T201818334497202/142/1424.858.9216.70000

Photos


Ben Cotton in his delivery stride
Ben Cotton celebrates a wicket
Ben Cotton made the early breakthroughs
Ben Cotton enjoyed removing Virat Kohli
Ben Cotton