Ben is a fantastic off-spinner, as well as an accomplished batsman. He has represented Leicestershire Young Cricketers from the age of 10, and has also been selected to play for the Midlands.
Last year, Ben won the Best Bowler award at the Bunbury Festival, which is the showpiece for U16 cricket. He has earned a place at the Leicestershire Cricket Academy for the 2009/2010 season, and given his current form and development rate he could make his 2nd XI debut this season.
- U17 England player
- 2 wickets v Sri Lanka U19
- Selected for England U17 Tri Series squad
- 2010 Leicestershire Academy player
- Premier division player for Market Harborough Cricket Club
- Winner of the Best Bowler award at the 2009 Bunbury Festival
- 2009 Rutland League Young Player of the Year
- Selection for England U18 tour
- Secure a contract with Leicestershire
- Represent England at senior level
SportsAid Selection Process
The regional academy structure nurtures talented players at age group level, of which the most promising players are handpicked and nominated. This feeds into the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Elite Player Development Programme, which targets players from Senior to U19 level. These players then become centrally contracted and funded by the ECB.