|Full name||Justin David Ramsay Benson|
1 March 1967 |
|Bowling||Right arm medium|
|Role||Batsman, occasional wicket-keeper|
|Domestic team information|
|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|
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.