Ben Rohrer

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Ben Rohrer
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Personal information
Full nameBen James Rohrer
Born (1981-03-26) 26 March 1981 (age 40)
Bankstown, Sydney
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Only T20I (cap 63)13 February 2013 v West Indies
Domestic team information
2006/07–2016/17New South Wales
2011/12–2012/13Sydney Sixers
2012/13–2014/15Melbourne Renegades (squad no. 99)
2013Delhi Daredevils
2015/16–2017/18Sydney Thunder
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 1 55 47 103
Runs scored 16 2,927 950 1,677
Batting average 16.00 36.13 25.67 26.20
100s/50s 0/0 5/17 0/5 0/3
Top score 16 163 80 64*
Balls bowled 241 12 6
Wickets 5 0 0
Bowling average 30.20
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 4/13
Catches/stumpings 0/– 31/– 15/– 33/–
Source: CricInfo, 17 July 2020

Ben Rohrer (born 26 March 1981) is an Australian former cricketer who played for the NSW Blues and the Sydney Thunder. He has made one appearance for Australia in a T20 international. He is also Tasmania's State Talent Manager.

Domestic career[edit]

Rohrer made his debut against Tasmania in March 2007 and scored a century in his debut, the first player to do so since 1993/94.[citation needed] He did this in the second innings after surviving a hat-trick ball from Ben Hilfenhaus in the first innings and getting out for five in NSW's score of 53. He played his second game in the final making NSW's second highest score of 30 as Tasmania won the shield convincingly. He earned a contract for the 2007/08 season but did not play any games.[citation needed]

Rohrer played five first class games last season, scoring 322 runs at an average of 46, including a 53 runs off 53 balls against Tasmania at Newcastle, a century in the first innings and a fifty in the second innings at the SCG against South Australia.

Rohrer made his biggest impact in the Twenty20 format of the game, being one of NSW's most consistent batsmen. The highlight of the season was when he came into bat in the final against Victoria at ANZ Stadium with NSW in a difficult position chasing Victoria's score. He hit a rapid 44 off only 20 balls to be named man of the match as NSW took the match and the tournament.

As the winners of the domestic Twenty20 competition, Rohrer took part in the Blues charge towards victory in the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League. In the first game, a victory against South Africa's Diamond Eagles, Rohrer hit an unbeaten 22 runs off 15 balls including 2 fours and a six.[1] Rohrer scored 19 runs off 11 balls in the semi-final against Victoria which NSW to put them into the final against Trinidad and Tobago who beat NSW earlier in the tournament. In the final[2] NSW batted first and lost quick wickets for very few runs before Rohrer came in at number five and began the NSW revival with a 6 over fine leg before getting out for 16 runs off 12 balls. NSW won the tournament and $2.7 million with Rohrer expected to have taken around $50,000 to $100,000 from that money.

Rohrer is the number 3 Batsman for the Fairfield–Liverpool Lions in the Sydney Grade cricket.

Delhi Daredevils signed Rohrer for IPL season 6.[3]

In August 2018, Rohrer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket to take up a coaching role in Tasmania.[4]


  1. ^ "2nd Match, Group B: Eagles v New South Wales at Delhi, Oct 9, 2009 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Final: New South Wales v Trinidad & Tobago at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 23, 2009 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Ben Rohrer in IPL 6". Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Ben Rohrer Retires From Cricket". Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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