Ben Smith Awarded 2009 Benefit By Worcestershire

Worcestershire CCC is delighted to announce that Ben Smith has been awarded a benefit year in 2009. Smith, 36, first played county cricket in 1990 for Leicestershire and joined Worcestershire in 2002. He has scored over 28,000 runs in all cricket and averages over 40 in first-class cricket. Chief Executive, Mark Newton, says, "Once we had received the request from some Members to consider awarding Ben a Benefit Year, it took no time at all to agree. Ben is a wonderful professional cricketer who is still at the top of his game. He has just signed for a further two years and we hope our members and supporters will help Ben make a success of the year." Ben Smith, says, "I am delighted that the club have awarded me a benefit year for 2009. Since joining Worcestershire in 2002 I have had some brilliant times and have thoroughly enjoyed making contributions to the team on and off the field. I now look forward to an exciting year ahead based around The Ashes and a Twenty 20 World Cup whilst aiming for more successes with the team and club." © Worcestershire CCC
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