BEN DAVIES

Name: Ben Davies (AKA: Squeaky, Ninja, Captain Osmosis)

Cricket: Captain; LH Opening Bat; Wicket Keeper

Debut: 1999
 

Thankfully back to full fitness following two seasons out with what was eventually diagnosed as Gilmoreís Groin, Benís solid defence and patient yet powerful approach is once again available at the top of the order.

Right from the moment he became involved with the club, in late 1999, and all through his injury nightmare Benís commitment to Ipsden has been absolute, even to the extent where at one stage he became the village postman.

That commitment is backed by wife Marie-Claire who is a frequent and active supporter along with dogs; Sasha and Matthew Bramble, and now a new generation with young Master Albert.

We can credit Phil Houseman with Benís recruitment when he became aware that his mate was looking for a new challenge following years involved with the local football scene.

Ben had not played since school and it took him a season for him to find his feet but then for three golden seasons he could do no wrong.

Appointed Vice-Captain in 2001 and then Captain in 2003, those three years saw him score 1640 runs at an average of 42.1, break the clubs runs in a season record in 2002 and carry off a whole host of trophies in the process.

The injury came as a cruel blow but Ben has remained an integral member of the club, heís never short of an opinion on most subjects and it is a brave soul who initiates a conversation about politics or Alec Stewart with Ben, especially after a few drinks on tour.

He shares Inzamamís eye for a cricket tea and is undoubtedly our hairiest player from the eyebrows down. Yet to hit his maiden century but then he does like to take half the afternoon to play himself in.

 

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BATTING

FIELDING

BOWLING

YEAR

M

I

No

Runs

50

100

Best

Avg

4 6

ct

st

Balls

O

M

R

W

Avg

S/Rate

Econ

5wkt

Best

1999 3 3 1 61 - - 26 30.5 8 2 0 - 12 2.0 0 13 0 n/a n/a 6.50 - n/a
2000 15 15 1 187 - - 48* 13.4 26 2 3 - 114 19.0 3 72 4 18.0 28.5 3.79 - 2-4
2001 12 12 1 456 4 - 84* 41.5 61 10 4 - - - - - - - - - - -
2002 15 15 2 628 7 - 90* 48.3 84 17 7 - 114 19.0 1 90 8 11.3 14.3 4.74 - 3-22
2003 18 18 3 556 2 - 87 37.1 74 16 8 - 6 1.0 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a - n/a
2004 1 1 1 18 - - 18* n/a 3 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
2005 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2006 15 14 1 331 3 - 64 25.5 49 5 7 2 36 6.0 0 24 1 24.0 36.0 4.00 - 1-24
2007 8 8 0 249 1 - 78 31.1 34 5 1 - 12 2.0 0 8 1 8.0 12.0 4.00 - 1-8
2008 14 13 0 284 1 - 84 21.8 31 11 5 - 30 5.0 1 21 0 n/a n/a n/a - n/a
2009 12 7 2 274 2 - 85* 54.8 39 9 4 - 66 11.0 0 57 2 28.5 33.0 5.18 - 1-9
2010 12 11 0 305 1 1 100 27.7 40 13 7 1 132 22.0 1 128 1 128.0 132.0 5.82 - 1-14
2011 9 9 1 204 1 - 60* 25.5 30 1 3 - 138 23.0 3 119 3 39.7 46.0 5.17 - 1-0
2012 3 3 0 60 - - 40 20.0 5 2 0 - 24 4.0 0 17 1 17.0 24.0 4.25 - 1-17
Total 137 129 13 3,613 22 1 100 31.1 484 93 49 3 684 114.0 9 551 21 26.2 32.6 4.83 0 3-22

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BEST BATTING:

SCORE DATE OPPONENTS
100 Jun 10 T v Dulverton CC (40)
90* Sep 02 H v Probation Allstars XI
87* Jun 03 H v North Stoke XI
85* Jul 09 A v Whitchurch CC
84* May 01 H v Stonor CC

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BEST BOWLING:

SCORE

DATE

OPPONENTS
3-22 May 02

H v Cuxham CC (FC)

2-4 Jun 00 H v President's XI
2-31 Sep 02

A v OCCS CC (FC)

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CLUB HONOURS:

HONOUR YEAR
Batsman of the Year: 2000, 2001

Player of the Year

2001, 2002, 2003

Parkinson Shield

2000, 2001

Leading Run Scorer

2001, 2002, 2003, 2007

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OFFICES HELD:

OFFICE YEAR
Team Captain 2003 - 2011
Vice Captain 2001 - 2002
Hon. Secretary 2011 - 2013
Chairman 2017 - present

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