Christopher Charles Benham is a professional English Cricketer who plays for the Hampshire County Cricket Club. He was born on 24 March 1983 in Frimley, Surrey. A specialist right-handed batsman, Benham is an occasional right-arm off-break bowler. He was also known for a tense relationship he shared with Captain Shane Warne when he played for Hampshire gathering a lot of attention of the local press.
Benham’s first-class debut for Hampshire came at the end of the 2004 season. The debutant scored 74 runs in the game against Derbyshire. He has also been a part of Under-16s squad of England against Denmark. Benham helped his team in winning the C&G trophy final played at Lords in 2005. He has a batting average of 27.32 runs in 47 first-class matches played so far. With a top score of 111 runs, he has two centuries and ten half centuries into his account. His top score in Twenty20 matches were 59 runs.
Benham scored the winning runs for Hampshire in the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy final played against Sussex at Lord’s. He scored 37* as a part of an unbeaten stand of 67 with Nic Pothas in Hampshire while successfully chasing the target of 220 runs.
|Team||England National Cricket Team|
|Born||17 Oct 1994|
|Nickname||Benloy, Benny, Benoit|
|England||2016 - present|
|Steelbacks||2014 - present|
|Wiltshire County||2011 - present|
|Unicorns||2011 - present|
|Hampshire County||2004 - 2010|
|Loughborough Centre of Cricketing Excellence||2004|
|Hampshire Cricket Board||2001|
At the end of the 2010 season, it was decided that he won’t be continuing his career with the county team. In March 2011, he was selected by the Unicorns to play Clydesdale Bank 40 tournament.
Chris Benham scored a wonderful innings for 158 runs in the Pro40 match against Glamorgan in 2007.