Full Name

Benjamin Andrew Johnson

Born

August 01, 1973, Naracoorte, South Australia

Age

48y 121d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

A stylish left handed batsman and handy medium pace bowler, Ben Johnson has occupied a regular spot in South Australian first-class and one-day teams over recent years. He is yet to fully realise his immense potential but is a steady and reliable contributor and a highly valued member of the Redbacks squad. A half-century on debut and then the brilliant double of 81 and 168 in only his fifth first-class match (when he came into the side as a replacement opener for Greg Blewett in 1994-95) certainly underlined his promise and a number of excellent contributions have followed in the years since. Even if the quality of such a start acted as a millstone around his neck for a time, his general dependability in subsequent seasons has proved especially important in what remains an inexperienced side. With the bat, Johnson is upright and correct and shows a liking for back foot strokes. With the ball, he is a skidding medium pacer with a capacity to gain movement both ways off the seam and a happy knack of being able to break sizeable partnerships when called upon. (John Polack, August 2001)

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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC6913014403816834.81917400
List A6059711788322.6504230
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC6936992107533/439.753.4169.700
List A60950836253/463/4633.445.2738.0000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1994/95 - 2002/03

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
ACA Masters vs Act Inv XI120/1330-Nov-2008CanberraOTHERT20
ACA Masters vs Brndle-Sale410/3219-Oct-2008BairnsdaleOTHEROD

Photos


Johnson salutes his team mates, South Australia v Victoria, Pura Cup, 2002/03
Ben Johnson - Portrait October 2001
Johnson congratulates Young, Victoria v South Australia, Pura Milk Cup, 1999/2000