Chris Benjamin

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Full Name

Christopher Gavin Benjamin

Born

April 29, 1999, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Age

23y 225d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Education

St Andrew's College, Johannesburg; Durham University

Chris Benjamin was among the breakout stars of the inaugural season of the Hundred, starring on Birmingham Phoenix debut with a match-winning 24 not out off 15 balls barely three weeks after he had signed his first professional contract. "Nasser, what is that?!" yelped Kevin Pietersen as Benjamin reverse-scooped London Spirit's Blake Cullen for six. Two weeks later, another cameo sealed victory against Oval Invincibles as Phoenix finished top of the group stages.

Born in Johannesburg, Benjamin holds a British passport through his father and qualifies as a local player in English domestic cricket. He moved to the UK in 2018 to study accounting and finance at Durham University. He earned a trial at Warwickshire after being spotted playing at Loughborough by second-team coach Ian Westwood and captained them to the Second XI T20 competition in 2021.

He earned a rookie contract for the second half of the 2021 season with Warwickshire keen to add wicket-keeping back-up to their squad and made an instant impression with 60 on his full T20 debut in the Blast. He had impressed Moeen Ali in a second-team game with his ability to score quickly against spin, and Moeen recommended him as a last-minute replacement replacement in the Hundred.

Benjamin went on to score 127 from No. 3 on his Championship debut against Lancashire later in the summer, underlining his ambitions to become a multi-format player. He also made his List A debut in 2021, scoring a half-century the day before his Hundred debut.

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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC1221253412728.10107149.8511662110
List A110505050.005787.71013300
T203429960368*30.15412146.35035328150
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC12------------
List A1------------
T2034------------
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatWktDateGroundFormat
Durham vs Notts0 & 332c/0s & 0c/0s26-Sep-2022NottinghamFC
Durham vs Sussex82*2c/0s & 0c/0s20-Sep-2022Chester-le-StreetFC
Warwcks 2nd vs Smrst 2nd XI0 & 29--12-Sep-2022TauntonOTHER
Warwcks 2nd vs Essex 2nd XI0*--05-Sep-2022BirminghamOTHER
Phoenix vs Spirit0--30-Aug-2022Lord'sT20
Photos
Conor McKerr claims the wicket of Chris Benjamin
Adam Hose and Chris Benjamin celebrate victory
Chris Benjamin smashed five sixes on his way to 43 not out
Chris Benjamin connects with one
Paul Stirling acknowledges his fifty
Paul Stirling held the top of the innings together