Ben Trott (cricketer)

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Ben Trott
Personal information
Full nameBenjamin James Trott
Born (1975-03-14) 14 March 1975 (age 44)
Wellington, Somerset, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1997–1998 Somerset
2000–2004 Kent
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches34427
Runs scored1501510
Batting average 5.761.87
100s/50s0/00/00/0
Top score263* 5*
Balls bowled4,9221,911162
Wickets 88546
Bowling average 34.0727.7536.66
5 wickets in innings 410
10 wickets in match100
Best bowling6/135/182/17
Catches/stumpings 8/–7/–2/–
Source: CricInfo, 14 July 2008

Benjamin James Trott (born 14 March 1975) is a former English professional cricketer. Primarily a bowler, Trott was born at Wellington, Somerset and began his career with Somerset County Cricket Club but played most of his top-class cricket for Kent County Cricket Club. [1]

Trott made his first-class cricket debut for Somerset at the beginning of the 1997 season, having first played for the Second XI in 1995. [2] He made only four senior appearances for the county before being released and working as a clark at Somerset County Council. [2] [3] He has a degree in Physical Education and Information Technology and qualified as a primary school teacher before being signed by Kent ahead of the 2001 season. [4]

Trott made his Kent debut in July 2000 in the County Championship and went on to play, primarily as an opening bowler, for the county for five seasons. He Trott retired as a professional in December 2004 to become the manager of the club's study support centre. [4] He left this post in 2006 to set up his own sports coaching and fitness training business [5] [6] before working for Kent Sport at the University of Kent as Assistant Operations Director. [7] [8]

Trott has played Kent Cricket League cricket for a number of teams and plays golf. [2] [9]

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 Ben Trott, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  3. Cricket focus, The Daily Telegraph , 2001-06-09. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  4. 1 2 Trott to stay on at Kent but not as a player, CricInfo, 2004-12-17. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  5. Kent County Cricket Club Annual 2007, p.63. Canterbury: Kent County Cricket Club.
  6. Youngsters can Trott along to cricket fun days, Kent Online , 2007-03-22. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  7. Spotlight on Kent Sport staff: Ben Trott, Kent Sport, University of Kent, 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  8. Kent Sport cricket masterclass, Kent Sport, University of Kent, 2015-04-14.
  9. Trott takes the honours, Kentish Gazette , 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2018-11-03.