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Ben O'Brien

Batting - RHB
Bowling - OB
Club Debut - 2019
1XI Debut - 2019
1XI No - 426

Ben joined the club at the start of the 2019 season from Ashington.

Took part in an opening stand of 190 with Intisaar Fazal against Alnwick the fifth highest partnership ever for the First Eleven and the third stand in a row between the two in excess of 50.

Ended his first season with 760 runs and 39 wickets winning the Division 2 player of the year from the league.

Scored 50 and took 5 wickets in July 2021 against Blagdon, becoming only the third playerto complete the feat twice. The following week took a Hat-trick against Bedlington, remarkably the second of the innings as they lost 6 wickets without scoring a run.

Scored his first century for the club, an unbeaten 134, at Consett in June 2022. During the innings Ben took part in three separate 50 run partnerships while his 8 sixes equalled the 1XI record for a single innings.

In August 2022 after Tynedale had scored 294 Ben took part in the second highest partnership of all time with 217 for the first, Ben scoring 142 before John Lumb was out for 60. Ben went on to reach a club record highest individual score of 194 off 140 balls with 23 fours and 7 sixes before being dismissed trying to score the winning runs with the six he needed to reach his 200. During the inning Ben became the 16th player to reach 2,000 league runs for the 1XI, only Wayne Rizema (whose 180* he passed in the match) reached the mark faster. The chase of 294 was also a 1XI record.

The final game of the 2022 season saw Ben record his third century of the year and his second against Consett, equalling Lloyd Anderson's record of 3 in a season. The innings also saw two other club records fall with his fifth century partnership and 29th six of the season both one more than the previous records while he also became the fifth player to score over 100 fours in a season. 909 runs was the third highest in a single season while his final batting average of 64.93 has only been bettered by Brett Elliott back in 1991 who averaged 66

The lure of home town club Ashington getting promoted to the North East Premier League for the first time saw Ben move back for the start of the 2023 season winning their batting trophy before opting to return to Ponteland in 2024

 
Honours
2022 Club Lawson Rosebowl: 1XI Performance (194 v Tynedale Away)
2022 Club 1XI Bowling Trophy
2021 Club Roy Storer Trophy for Fielding
2021 Club 1XI Bowling Trophy
2019 Club 1XI Batting Trophy
2019 Club 1XI Bowling Trophy
2019 League Division 2 Player of the season
 
Club Records / Achievements
1XI Highest Individual Score 194 Tynedale Away 13/08/2022
1XI Wickets in a season with a 12 over limit 39 - 2019
1XI Most Centuries in a season 3 (shared with Lloyd Anderson)
1XI Most Century Partnerships in a season 5 - 2022
1XI Most Sixes in a season 29 - 2022
1XI Hat-trick Bedlington Home 24/07/2021
   
1XI 50 Runs & 5 Wickets
  50 & 10-1-14-5 v Blagdon Park Home 10/07/2021
   
1XI 400 Run Season
3 (updated 18/07/2022)
1XI 100 Run Partnerships
10 (updated 03/09/2022)
1XI 100 fours in a Season 1 - 2022
1XI 30 Wicket Season 3 (updated 03/09/2022)
 
Centuries
Opposition
Venue
Team
Date
194 Tynedale Away 1XI League 13/08/2022
134* Consett Away 1XI League 18/06/2022
 
Best Seasons
 
Runs
Wkts
Ctch
1XI League
909 - 2022
39 - 2019
15 - 2021, 2022
 
Best Performances
Opposition
Venue
Date
1XI League Batting
194 Tynedale Away 13/08/2022
1XI League Bowling
10-1-14-5 Blagdon Park Home 10/07/2021
 
2024 Season
Team
Mtch
Inn
NO
Runs
HS
50
100
Avge
4s
6s
Overs
Mdns
Runs
Wkts
Avge
Best
Econ
3w
5w
Ctch
RO
1XI League
2
2
0
13
8
-
-
6.50
1
-
19
4
82
0
---
0-38
4.32
-
-
2
-
1XI 20/20 Cup
1
1
0
32
32
-
-
32.00
1
1
5
0
22
2
11.00
2-22
4.40
-
-
2
-
 
Ponteland Career (2019 - 2022, 2024)
Team
Mtch
Inn
NO
Runs
HS
50
100
Avge
4s
6s
Overs
Mdns
Runs
Wkts
Avge
Best
Econ
3w
5w
Ctch
RO
1XI League
59
58
7
2358
194
17
3
39.16
148
36
515.1
82
1759
128
13.74
5-14
3.41
22
3
38
1
Friendlies
3
3
0
51
37
-
-
17.00
7
1
21.1
1
86
4
21.50
3-9
4.06
1
-
2
-
1XI 20/20 Cup
9
9
2
320
84*
2
-
45.71
21
20
28.5
0
190
8
23.75
2-25
6.59
-
-
1
-