Ben Scott

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Ben Scott
Personal information
Full name Ben James Matthew Scott
Born (1981-08-04) 4 August 1981 (age 33)
Isleworth, Middlesex, England
Nickname Scotty
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicketkeeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010 & 2011 loan, 2012 Worcestershire
2004–2011 Middlesex
2002–2003 Surrey
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 80 105 73
Runs scored 2,881 873 449
Batting average 28.81 19.40 16.03
100s/50s 3/17 0/4 0/0
Top score 164* 73* 43*
Balls bowled 3
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 0/1
Catches/stumpings 221/22 83/31 23/27
Source: cricinfo.com, 6 June 2011

Benjamin James Matthew Scott (born 4 August 1981) was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He was born in Isleworth, Middlesex.

Early career[edit]

Ben Scott began playing his cricket at Wycombe House Cricket Club. Scott began to work on his batting and progressed through the Middlesex Colts Age groups before signing for the Middlesex. A lack of opportunities meant that he crossed the Thames and moved to Middlesex's local rivals Surrey for one season, where he was behind Jonathan Batty as first choice wicket-keeper.

Middlesex return[edit]

Scott moved back to Middlesex in 2004.

Scott had had limited wicket-keeping opportunities, prior to the absence of David Nash due to an injury in 2004. During this time, he claimed his first century against Northamptonshire. He made 50 dismissals in 2005, ensuring Middlesex avoided relegation.

During the 2008 season Scott was the wicketkeeper and began to find some form with the bat climbing up the Batting order. Middlesex won the T20 Cup and were invited to play in the West Indies in the Stanford Series.

Scott's Nephew Joel Pope is following in his footsteps from Wycombe House onto the County Cricket Circuit, beginning his career with Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

Scott was selected for the England Lions tour of New Zealand in February 2009.

With wicketkeeping opportunities at Middlesex limited due to the presence of John Simpson in the first team, Scott played for Worcestershire during the 2010 and 2011 season, on loan.[1] Scott joined Worcestershire on a permanent basis for the 2012 season.[2]

Scott was released by Worcestershire in 2012[3] and announced his retirement from professional cricket a few days later.[4]

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