Kenny Benjamin

Kenny Benjamin

West Indies

INTL CAREER: 1992 - 1998

Full Name

Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin


April 08, 1967, St John's, Antigua


54y 237d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast


A valuable support act for Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose, Kenny Benjamin helped to prop up West Indies' fading pace dynasty until the late 1990s. Like a Caribbean Lance Klusener, he took a very straight approach to the wicket, then bowled from the shoulder, without much attempt at body action. A well-built fast bowler (with those middle names he had to be) from Antigua, he made his Test debut in the inaugural match against South Africa in 1991-92 and then once on the tour of Australia the following winter. Although onlt taking two wickets at Adelaide, he subjected the Australians to a fast and furious barrage. But he really burst into the limelight against England in 1993-94, grabbing 6 for 66 in the first Test at Kingston (adding to his mean reputation by being warned for bouncing tailenders) and then seven wickets in the next match. He ended the series with 22 wickets. He struggled the following winter against Australia, but was the best bowler on the 1995 tour of England, swinging the ball more reliably than anyone except Dominic Cork. He played 10 of his 26 Tests with the unrelated Winston Benjamin.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A934617281229.680090
List A93456329721244/334/3323.963.9036.7100
Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin
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Debut/Last Matches - Player


Kenny Benjamin encourages a participant at a coaching clinic
Kenny Benjamin oversees a coaching clinic for Trinidad & Tobago's Under-13s
Andrew Hudson is bowled by Kenny Benjamin on the third day
Benjamin prepares to bowl
Benjamin prepares to bowl
Chris Lewis is caught by Richie Richardson off Kenny Benjamin for 17