Ben Ackland

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Ben Ackland
Personal information
Full nameBenjamin James Ackland
Born (1989-10-26) 26 October 1989 (age 29)
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
NicknameAckers[1]
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2010–2012Cambridge MCCU
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 7
Runs scored 365
Batting average 33.18
100s/50s 0/4
Top score 74
Balls bowled 6
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: CricketArchive, 9 September 2013

Benjamin James Ackland (born 26 October 1989) is an English born Irish cricketer. Ackland is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break. He was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire and educated at Queen's College, Taunton.[1]

Ackland made his debut for Ireland Under-19s in a Youth One Day International against England Under-19s in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. He made six appearances in that competition and also played for Ireland Under-19s in 2010 Under-19 World Cup, making five appearances in that competition.[2]

Later in 2010, while studying for his degree in Sports Science & Coaching at Anglia Ruskin University,[1] Ackland made his first-class debut for Cambridge MCCU against Leicestershire. He made a further appearance that season against Sussex. In the 2011 season, he made three further first-class appearances for the team, playing against Essex, Middlesex and Surrey.[3] In his five first-class matches to date, he has scored 293 runs at an average of 41.85, with a high score of 74.[4] This score, one of three fifties he made, came against Middlesex.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Player profile: Ben Ackland". www.mccuniversities.org. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Youth One-Day International Matches played by Ben Ackland". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Ben Ackland". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  4. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Ben Ackland". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Cambridge MCCU v Middlesex, 2011". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 September 2011.

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