Mark Benson

Mark Benson
Personal information
Full nameMark Richard Benson
Born(1958-07-06) 6 July 1958 (age 59)
Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting styleLeft-handed
Bowling styleRight-arm off-spin
RoleBatsman, Umpire
International information
National side
  • England
Only Test (cap 518)3 July 1986 v India
Only ODI (cap 89)16 July 1986 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Umpiring information
Tests umpired27 (2004-2009)
ODIs umpired72 (2004-2009)
T20Is umpired19 (2007-2009)
Career statistics
Runs scored512418,3877,838
Batting average25.5024.0040.2331.86
Top score3024257119
Balls bowled004670
Bowling average--98.60-
5 wickets in innings--0-
10 wickets in match--0-
Best bowling--2/55-
Source: CricInfo, 6 February 2010


Supply: CricInfo, 6 Feb 2010 Tag Richard Benson (given birth to 6 July 1958) can be an British previous cricketer and umpire. Benson performed for England in a single Check match and one 1 DAY International in 1986. He afterwards used umpiring and spent period on the Top notch -panel of ICC Umpires. Benson was created in Shoreham-by-Sea, Western world Sussex, Britain. He was informed at Sutton Valence college in Kent and proved helpful for a while as a advertising associate for Shell. Then used full-time cricket with Kent. In January 2016 he retired as an umpire.

Playing career

Benson made his first-class debut being a left-handed starting batsman in 1980 and was virtually an "ever-present" in the Kent aspect for another fifteen seasons credit scoring more than 18,000 works (48 decades) for the state. He was Kent's third highest aggregate operate scorer in the post-war period and his batting typical of 40.27 was the fourth highest for a significant batsman in Kent's background (after Les Ames, Frank Woolley and Colin Cowdrey). He have scored 1,000 operates in a period 12 times, using a best of just one 1,725 operates (typical 44.23) in 1987. Benson performed 268 1 DAY matches (5 decades, 53 fifties, 6 "guy from the match" honours) for Kent credit scoring 7814 works at typically 31.89.For the 1991 Benson was appointed captain of Kent and on his first day as captain he scored a profession best 257 against Hampshire. Under his captaincy Kent had been runners-up in the State Tournament in 1992, Weekend group champions in 1995 (athletes up in 1993) and Benson and Hedges Glass finalists in 1995. By the end from the 1995 period Benson was compelled to retire because of a knee damage.In 1986 Benson performed one Test Match and one ODI for Britain against India.General, Benson scored a hundred years every 10.23 innings, the 3rd highest price for Kent, including a hundred years in each innings v Warwickshire in 1993. Benson and Neil Taylor obtained the highest starting collaboration (300) for Kent v Derbyshire in 1991. Brian Luckhurst called Benson as Kent's biggest post war starting batsmen and described him as "His generation's unsung hero."

Umpiring career

After retiring from playing Benson became an umpire, making his first-class umpiring debut in 1997 and standing in international fits for the very first time in 2004. He stood in eight fits in the 2007 Cricket Globe Cup. In Sept 2007 he was nominated for the ICC Umpire of the entire year Award after just one single full season in the panel.In Apr 2006, having stood in eight Tests and twenty-four one-day internationals, Benson became among three umpires promoted in the Emirates International -panel of Umpires towards the Emirates Elite -panel of Umpires. He also stood in the 2007 Globe Twenty 20 last in Johannesburg, South Africa.Whilst umpiring the next Test between South Africa and India at Durban in 28 Dec 2006 Benson needed to keep the field, after experiencing heart palpitations.In Sept 2008 Benson was nominated for the ICC Umpire of the entire year award for the next consecutive year.Benson also made background in the very first Check in Sri Lanka, getting the initial umpire to become asked to refer a choice. When Tillakaratne Dilshan requested the umpire Tag Benson's decision to provide him out captured behind to become reviewed, the British official transformed his verdict when the tv screen replay umpire Rudi Koertzen cannot say conclusively the fact that ball had strike his bat or the bottom along the way to the Indian wicketkeeper.Benson withdrew in the center of the second Check match in November 2009 between Australia as well as the Western world Indies, amid speculation that he was upset using the recommendation system. One of is own decisions, to provide the Western world Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul not really out to a captured behind decision, was overturned following the Australian group requested a referral, however the hotspot thermal imaging technology cannot detect get in touch with between bat and ball. The ICC rejected this, stating that Benson was sick.On 5 Feb 2010 it had been announced that Benson was retiring from international cricket umpiring, but would continue steadily to umpire household cricket in Britain.

Umpiring career statistics

First Most recent Total Tests Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka, Oct 2004 Australia v Western Indies at Adelaide, December 2009 27 ODIs Britain v Western Indies at Nottingham, Jun 2004 New Zealand v Western Indies at Napier, Jan 2009 72 20/20s South Africa v Western Indies at Johannesburg, Sep 2007 New Zealand v Pakistan in the Oval, Jun 2009 19

See also

One Test Question Set of Test cricket umpires Set of 1 DAY International cricket umpires Set of Twenty20 International cricket umpires