Winston BENJAMIN

Winston Benjamin - West Indies - International Test cricket Career for England.

Photo/Foto: Nigel French

Date: 14 May 1995

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    • POSITION
      Right Arm Fast Medium, Right Hand Bat
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Thursday, 31 December 1964
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Antigua, West Indies
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • West Indies
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Winston BENJAMIN - West Indies - International Test cricket Career for England.

Winston Benjamin is pictured above  during the West Indies tour to England in 1995.

 

 

 

Date Test Venue Opp. 1st Inns 2nd Inns Batting Ct Result
25/11/87 1 Delhi Ind 7-0-17-1 23-3-76-1 19 & dnb 1 Won
02/04/88 1 Georgetown Pak 31-3-99-1 dnb 2 & 0 0 Lost
14/04/88 2 Port-of-Spain Pak 8-0-32-3 32-9-73-3 0 & 16 0 Draw
22/04/88 3 Bridgetown Pak 14-3-52-3 15-1-37-2 31 & 40* 1 Won
30/06/88 3 Manchester Eng 13-4-31-2 4-1-6-1 dnb & dnb 0 Won
21/07/88 4 Leeds Eng 9-2-27-2 5-4-2-2 9 & dnb 0 Won
04/08/88 5 The Oval Eng 14-2-33-1 22-4-52-4 0 & dnb 0 Won
25/03/89 1 Georgetown Ind 11-2-27-0 dnb 7 & dnb 0 Draw
23/04/93 2 Bridgetown Pak 19-5-55-2 17-7-30-3 0 & dnb 2 Won
01/05/93 3 St. John's Pak 20-4-53-3 dnb 12 & dnb 0 Draw
08/12/93 1 Moratuwa SL 20-8-46-4 6-5-5-1 2 & dnb 0 Draw
19/02/94 1 Kingston Eng 19.1-7-43-0 20-3-56-3 38 & dnb 0 Won
17/03/94 2 Georgetown Eng 26-9-62-1 16-4-44-0 44 & dnb 0 Won
25/03/94 3 Port-of-Spain Eng 24-3-66-3 dnb 10 & 35 1 Won
08/04/94 4 Bridgetown Eng 22-4-76-3 22-3-58-0 8 & 3 0 Lost
16/04/94 5 St. John's Eng 41.1-15-93-2 dnb dnb & dnb 1 Draw
03/02/95 1 Christchurch NZ 33-4-94-1 5-1-12-0 85 & dnb 1 Draw
31/03/95 1 Bridgetown Aus 23.2-6-71-3 dnb 14 & 26 1 Lost
08/04/95 2 St. John's Aus 15-2-40-2 24-2-72-2 4 & dnb 0 Draw
21/04/95 3 Port-of-Spain Aus 6-3-13-1 5-0-15-0 7 & dnb 0 Won
29/04/95 4 Kingston Aus 24-3-80-1 dnb 7 & 51 1 Lost
 
Summary of all matches
M Runs HS Ave 100s 50s W BB Ave 5w Ct
21 470 85 18.80 0 2 61 4-46 27.02 0 9

 

 

 

Photo of Winston Benjamin taken by G.H. on 26th. February 1994 in Kingston, Jamaica.


The only word to sum up the cricket of Antiguan Winston Benjamin is 'languid'. Whether as a hard-hitting batsman or as a fast-medium bowler bordering on outright fast he always gave the impression he was toying with the opposition. Lesser mortals had to work at their game. To Benjamin it came naturally. He particularly liked hitting straight sixes over the bowler's head. His flashes of brilliance left many feeling he could have done so much more at Test level, but in the end he was a bit-part player to the greats. Probably his best series was when Pakistan visited the islands in 1988. He took 5 wickets in an innings and scored 31 and 40 not out in Barbados. Benjamin played in the World Cups of 1987, where he took 3-69 against Pakistan at Karachi, also in 1992, when his best figures were 3-27 against Zimbabwe. He toured England, Australia, Pakistan and India and took part in numerous ODIs in competitions in Sharjah. In England in 1988 he took five wickets at Headingley and had figures of 4-52 at the Oval. He was in the West Indies side for the England tour of 1995. He played in ODIs but did not feature in a Test match. Benjamin made his debut for the Leeward Islands in 1985-86 and played English county cricket for Leicestershire from 1986, often batting as high as number six. He also played for Cheshire in 1985. (Bob Harragan)