Northamptonshire Player Number: 480
The national pundits found themselves running out of superlatives to describe Ben’s achievements in 2016 – culminating in him becoming Northamptonshire’s 24th England Test cricketer on the winter tour to Bangladesh and India. His tally of 1,338 first-class runs for the County last summer including four centuries, the LOWEST of which was 185; he was also the club’s leading scorer in both One-Day Cup and T20 matches, and shone for England Lions in the Tri-series too. Quite a season! Picked for the NCCC Academy side as a 14-year-old in 2009, he made his Championship debut four years later and also figured in the T20 final at Edgbaston in 2013 courtesy of Kyle Coetzer’s injury. The following winter he averaged over 60 for England in a Youth World Cup tournament, a feat only achieved previously by Alastair Cook!
Ben Duckett will miss the remainder of the season after an x-ray confirmed a broken finger on his left hand ruling him out of next week’s final County Championship match against Leicestershire.
Richard Levi’s unbeaten half-century led Northamptonshire to a six-wicket win over Sussex on the fourth afternoon at Wantage Road to keep alive their hopes of promotion from Division Two of the Specsavers County Championship.
Ben Duckett's 72 boosted the Steelbacks to their first win of the season in the NatWest T20 Blast, beating Durham by six wickets with four balls to spare
Worcestershire made it two wins in a row in the Specsavers County Championship and ended Northamptonshire’s 100% start to the season with a victory in two days in a tense, low-scoring contest at New Road.
After his hugely successful season in 2016, culminating in selection for England at both Test match and ODI level, Ben Duckett has been awarded the The Cricket Society’s Most Promising Young Cricketer of the Year award.
Northamptonshire’s Ben Duckett has been named as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year for his performances in 2016. Ben is honoured in the 154th edition of the famous Almanack – ‘the cricketers’ bible’ – published today.
MCC captain Alex Lees and England batsman Ben Duckett shared a sprightly stand of 109 in 22 overs, full of attacking strokes, before both fell to the left-arm spin of Ravi Patel either side of lunch.
Ben Duckett and James Vince warmed up for the North-South Series with fluent centuries on a high-scoring day at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Shehan Jayasuriya starred with bat and ball as England Lions slipped to a third consecutive defeat in their one-day series against Sri Lanka A.
Sri Lanka A took a 2-0 lead in the five-match one-day series against England Lions despite the gutsiest innings yet of Liam Livingstone’s prolific tour.
England Lions were handed a lesson in one-day cricket, sub-continental style as an experienced Sri Lanka A team claimed a comfortable win in the first of their five-match series.
Duckett, Graeme White, Tim Bresnan and Harry Gurney qualified from the North Group, with Dawson, Matt Coles and the Somerset pair Lewis Gregory and Tim Groenewald qualifying from the South Group.
Keaton Jennings will lead the England Lions in their four-day and one-day series against Sri Lanka A next February and March. The Durham opener, who joined a select band to score a century on Test debut in Mumbai last week after being called from the Lions camp in Dubai to replace the injured Haseeb Hameed in the England squad, will be joined in Sri Lanka by both Hameed and Ben Duckett.
Ben Duckett has become the 24th player to represent England in Test cricket whilst with Northamptonshire - so who are the other 23?
Northamptonshire opening batsman and new England recruit Ben Duckett crowned a memorable season by making history as the first ever winner of the two headline honours at the NatWest Professional Cricketers’ Awards at last night’s glittering presentation ceremony in London.
Two of England’s newest recruits have been shortlisted by their peers for the headline honours at the NatWest PCA Awards. Northamptonshire’s very own Ben Duckett has been nominated for the NatWest Players’ Player of the Year and joins Lancashire’s 19-year-old batsman Haseeb Hameed in the category for the NatWest Young Player of the Year.
Our very own Ben Duckett has been named in the England Test squad for Bangladesh tour
Northamptonshire duly completed a third Specsavers Championship victory of the season as they hammed Kent by ten wickets at Beckenham with a full day to spare.
NCCC and England Lions batsman Ben Duckett has been named in the initial list of six contenders to be crowned Specsavers One to Watch for the summer of 2016.