Chris Benham Leaves Hampshire

Chris Benham Leaves Hampshire
Chris Benham Leaves Hampshire
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Batsman Chris Benham's 17-year association with Hampshire has come to an end after he agreed a deal to part company with the county.

Benham, 27, has struggled for opportunities at The Rose Bowl and will now be looking to further his career away from Hampshire.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Hampshire Cricket and would like to thank everyone at the club for helping me develop as a cricketer and a person," he said.

"I have been lucky enough to be part of a very successful one-day team in recent years. A personal highlight was winning the FP Final at Lords in 2009.

“Hampshire is a great club with huge ambition and it has a group of exciting and very talented youngsters. I wish them every success in the future.

“Personally, I still have a huge desire to play cricket at the highest level and see playing in a new environment with different ideas as a very exciting prospect.”

Some of Benham's career highlights with Hampshire include an innings of 158 that helped Hampshire secure promotion from the second division of the Pro40 competition in 2006 while he also hit the winning runs in the 2009 Friends Provident Trophy final against Sussex.

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