Ben Smith

Country: England
Born: April 03, 1972, Corby, Northamptonshire
Height: 5ft 9in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Ben Smith Bio

Benjamin Francis Smith, widely known as Ben Smith, is a former cricket player from England. Born on November 6, 1972, Ben developed a passion for the sport from a young age and honed his skills through the Leicestershire youth system.

Making his first-class debut in 1990, Smith quickly established himself as a talented right-handed batsman with an impressive array of strokes. His clean hitting and ability to adapt to both championship and one-day cricket made him a valuable asset to his team. Furthermore, his exceptional fielding skills added another dimension to his gameplay.

In 1996, Smith experienced a breakthrough season, scoring a remarkable 1243 runs at an average of 47.80. This outstanding performance coincided with Leicestershire’s triumph in the championship, and Smith played a vital role in securing the first of the team’s two titles in three years. With his consistent displays in subsequent seasons, Smith dispelled any notion of being solely a limited-overs specialist.

Despite holding the vice-captaincy position at Leicestershire, Smith decided to part ways with the county and joined Worcestershire. His arrival was met with immediate success as he took over the captaincy from the legendary Graeme Hick in 2003. However, in a surprising turn of events, Smith resigned as captain during a match in August 2004 to focus on his batting.

While relinquishing leadership responsibilities, Smith continued to excel as a batsman. In 2006, he recorded his 40th first-class century by scoring a magnificent 203 against Somerset at Taunton. However, this was to be his final century, and his season averages began to decline in subsequent years. Despite his diminishing returns, Smith remained a consistent contributor to his team’s run tally.

After an illustrious career spanning two decades and amassing over 18,000 runs in first-class cricket, Smith made the decision to retire at the end of the 2010 season. However, his involvement with the sport did not come to an end. He transitioned to a coaching role and took up the position of assistant coach at Worcestershire. Smith’s expertise and experience were highly valued as he continued to contribute to the development of young talents.

In December 2010, Smith returned to his old stomping ground, Leicestershire, as the team’s batting coach. With his wealth of knowledge and the success he achieved as a player, Smith played a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation of cricketers. His dedication to the craft and passion for the sport ensured that his impact extended beyond his playing days.

Ben Smith’s contribution to the game extends far beyond his personal achievements. His skill, versatility, and commitment to the sport have left an indelible mark on English cricket. Today, he remains a respected figure within the cricketing community and continues to inspire future generations of players.

Ben Smith Career Stats

Ben Smith Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 334 529 58 18777 204 39.86 - - 40 100 - - 214 0
List A 399 382 54 9899 115 30.17 - - 3 61 - - 142 0
T20s 51 49 6 866 105 20.13 681 127.16 1 1 85 22 23 0

Ben Smith Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 334 - 653 488 4 1/5 - 122 4.48 163.2 - 0 0
List A 399 - 127 121 2 1/2 1/2 60.5 5.71 63.5 0 0 0
T20s 51 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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