Full Name

Benjamin Aislabie

Born

January 14, 1774, Newington Green, London

Died

June 02, 1842, Regent's Park, London, (aged 68y 139d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

TEAMS

Benjamin Aislabie was quite possibly one of the worst first-class cricketers of all time, although in fairness to him, many of the records from his career when a younger man are unaccounted for. Even so, an average of 3.15 from 100 innings does not suggest he was not good. His lack of skill was further hampered by his girth, and towards the end of his career he was so fat that he had a permanent runner who also used to field for him. A wine merchant by trade, he was MCC president in 1823 and secretary from 1822 until his death in 1842. Under his tenure the club lurched from crisis to crisis, and while not dishonest, he was certainly a dreadful financial controller. He was also, among other posts, Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC561002922415*3.150070
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC56000-----000