|Full name||Benjamin Harry Nicholas Howgego|
3 March 1988 |
Kings Lynn, England
|Batting style||Left Handed|
|Bowling style||Right Arm Medium Fast|
|Domestic team information|
|2008–2012||Northamptonshire (squad no. 27)|
|Source: Cricinfo, 23 December 2012|
Howgego played for the Northamptonshire Second XI in 2005, and also played for an ECB Development team when India toured England in 2006. He then made his first-class debut for Northamptonshire as an opening batsman against Gloucestershire in August 2008, having played in the Second XI Championship up to that point in the season. In 2009, he started in the first team due to Niall O'Brien, the regular opening Batsman being injured. He then went back to Exeter University where he is studying for a degree in Sport Science. On return to Northampton, he opened the batting against the touring Australian team scoring 46 runs in the second innings. He then continued to play for the second team, but was unable to do himself justice as he had back and knee injuries. So far this season Howgego has been in fine form, scoring highly for his University side, and so far playing well for Northampton 2nd XI scoring a century in his first game back.
Howgego got his chance in the 2010 season when an injury to opener Niall O'Brien allowed Ben a run in the Northants First XI. After several useful knocks, Ben finally made his maiden first class half century against Derbyshire, during a match saving 172 run 3rd wicket partnership with David Sales.
On 16 August 2012, Howgego was released from his Northamptonshire contract after only 2 first team appearances in the season. He currently plays for Cambridgeshire in the Minor Counties Championship.
Career best performances
as of 23 December 2012
|FC||80||Northamptonshire v Derbyshire||Chesterfield||2010|
|LA||12||Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Scottish Saltires||Edinburgh||2011|
|T20||3||Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Lancashire Lightning||Manchester||2011|
- Howgego's Debut Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
- Northants release batsman Ben Howgego BBC Sport. Retrieved 2012-12-23.