Justin Benson

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Justin Benson
Personal information
Full name Justin David Ramsay Benson
Born (1967-03-01) 1 March 1967 (age 51)
Dublin, Ireland
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm medium
Role Batsman, occasional wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1986 Cambridgeshire
1988–1993 Leicestershire
1994–1997 Ireland
First-class debut 28 April 1988 Leicestershire v Northamptonshire
Last First-class 11 August 1997 Ireland v Scotland
List A debut 25 June 1986 Cambridgeshire v Yorkshire
Last List A 24 June 1997 Ireland v Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A TRO
Matches 57 101 17
Runs scored 2158 1556 459
Batting average 28.39 19.45 32.78
100s/50s 4/6 0/3 0/2
Top score 153 85 74*
Balls bowled 824 1645 18
Wickets 11 53 1
Bowling average 48.36 28.81 22.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/24 4/27 1/22
Catches/stumpings 66/– 41/0 8/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 September 2008

Justin David Ramsay Benson (born 1 March 1967 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland) is a former Irish cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler as well as an occasional wicket-keeper.

Though born in Ireland, he spent the early part of his cricket career playing solely in England, starting by playing minor counties cricket with Cambridgeshire before moving on to play first-class cricket with Leicestershire.

He spent five years with Leicestershire from 1988 to 1993 and as his career with them was winding down, he began to play for the country of his birth shortly after they gained associate membership of the International Cricket Council in 1993. He made his debut for Ireland against Australia in 1993 and was then selected for the 1994 ICC Trophy.

He carried on playing for Ireland whilst also again playing minor counties cricket for Cambridgeshire, playing in one more ICC Trophy in 1997 as well as the inaugural European Championship in 1996. His last match came against the MCC at Lord's in August 1997 at which point he had represented Ireland 59 times. He was captain in all his games in 1996 and 1997.