Yep, I know, England batsman in runs shock! This is in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.
Ben scored a 100 runs off 87 balls (4x6s, 6x4s) and contributed 2 well timed wickets for 43, in a group toping win against India. He was man of the match and It’s nice to see him top scoring in a competitive situation and under some pressure. Here are the video highlights. The England U19 squad now go onto play the West Indies in the quarter finals on the 23rd.
Ben has just signed his first professional contract for 2 years with Durham.
Above Ben is delivering the ball that will bowl Mark Ramprakash; his first first team wicket and one of my favorite moments of the season. Taking 2-22, after making 11 not out on this first-team début, he contributed to a 60 run win. [Friends provident trophy match at the Oval, May 2009]
Not long back from touring Bangladesh with the England Under-19 squad, he will travel to New Zealand next month when England Under-19 begin their ICC World Cup campaign.