Ben Matthew Duckett (born 17 October 1994) is an English cricketer who plays for Nottinghamshire. He is a left-handed batsman who can play as a wicket-keeper. He made his international debut for England in October 2016. Duckett has signed for the Brisbane Heat. [1]

Ben Duckett
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Personal information
Full nameBen Matthew Duckett
Born (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 27)
Farnborough, London, England
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
BowlingRight-arm off break
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 672)20 October 2016 v Bangladesh
Last Test17 November 2016 v India
ODI debut (cap 246)7 October 2016 v Bangladesh
Last ODI12 October 2016 v Bangladesh
Only T20I (cap 84)5 May 2019 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
2012–2018Northamptonshire (squad no. 17)
2018Nottinghamshire (on loan)
2017Islamabad United
2018Hobart Hurricanes
2018Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
2019–presentNottinghamshire (squad no. 17)
2021Welsh Fire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 3 108 73
Runs scored 110 123 6,845 2,341
Batting average 15.71 41.00 39.11 38.37
100s/50s 0/1 0/2 19/30 3/16
Top score 56 63 282* 220*
Balls bowled 107
Wickets 1
Bowling average 84.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/21
Catches/stumpings 1/– 0/– 86/3 38/3
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 26 September 2021

Domestic, under 19 and national careerEdit

County cricketEdit

Duckett made his debut for Northamptonshire in the 2012 Friends Life t20 against Gloucestershire on 8 July 2012, whilst in his first year of A-Levels at Stowe School.[2] During the 2015 season, he scored four centuries in the County Championship, just managing to break the barrier of a thousand first-class runs in the season, with 1002 at an average of 52.73.

The 2016 season was one of conspicuous success for Duckett. He began the season with a new highest score of 282 not out against Sussex.[3] He scored three other first-class hundreds during the season, scoring 185, 189 and 205, with a total of 1338 runs at 58.17 and played in the semi-final and final of the Twenty20 Blast for Northants. He finished on the winning side in the final, and had particular success in the semi-final, scoring 84 off just 47 balls, and sharing a 132 run partnership with Alex Wakely.[4]

At the end of the season, Duckett was named as the young cricketer of the year by both the Cricket Writers' Club[5] and the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA). He was also named PCA Player of the Year, the first player to win both PCA awards in the same season.[6]

In March 2019, Duckett scored a double century for Nottinghamshire against Cambridge MCCU during the 2019 Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches from 168 balls. It was the fastest first-class double century by a Nottinghamshire batsman, in terms of balls faced.[7]

Under-19 career and National sideEdit

Duckett was included in the England Under-19 squad for the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[8]

In July 2016, Duckett was selected for the England Lions squad for the series against Pakistan A and Sri Lanka A.[9] In the first match, he scored 163 not out off just 104 balls.[10] In the 6th match against Sri Lanka A, he scored 220* off just 131 balls during an unbeaten second wicket partnership of 367 with Daniel Bell-Drummond.

International careerEdit

2016 BangladeshEdit

Duckett was selected in the squad for the Test and ODI matches in the tour of Bangladesh. He made his England debut in the first ODI against Bangladesh.[11][12] He scored 60 as England made 309 to win the game by 21 runs. He was out for a duck in the second game, which England lost. He returned to form in the final game, top scoring for England with 63 to help them chase down Bangladesh's target of 278 and win the match by four wickets to win the series 2–1.

Duckett made his Test debut against Bangladesh following his good performances in the ODI side.[13] He scored 14 in the first innings as England scored 293 in their first innings, before making 15 in the second innings as England won by 22 runs. He made seven in the first innings of the second Test, and scored his maiden Test half-century in the second innings, scoring 56, although England lost by 108 runs.

2016 IndiaEdit

Duckett was selected for the tour to India though for batting at 4 with Haseeb Hameed opening. In the first Test between the two sides, he made 13 in the first innings and did not bat in the second as the match ended in a draw. In the second Test, he made five as England were dismissed for 255, and was out for a duck in the second innings as England went on to lose the match by 246 runs. He was dropped after the 2nd Test after a relatively poor series.[14]

2017–18 Ashes tourEdit

Duckett was deselected from the England senior team picked to face a cricket Australia XI as part the 2017-18 Ashes tour following an incident in a Perth bar.[15] Duckett was alleged to have poured a drink over teammate James Anderson. Coach Trevor Bayliss described the incident as "trivial, but in the current climate not acceptable". The incident followed unrelated off the pitch incidents involving Ben Stokes[16] and Jonny Bairstow.[17] Duckett was later suspended from playing in the final three England Lions games of the tour, and issued with a fine.[18] He was also dropped for the 2018 England Lions tour of the West Indies on account of the incident.[19]

2019 PakistanEdit

In April 2019, Duckett was added to England's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their one-off match against Pakistan.[20] He made his T20I debut for England against Pakistan on 5 May 2019.[21]


On 29 May 2020, Duckett was named in a 55-man group of players to begin training ahead of international fixtures starting in England following the COVID-19 pandemic.[22][23] On 9 July 2020, Duckett was included in England's 24-man squad to start training behind closed doors for the ODI series against Ireland.[24][25]


  1. ^ "Ben Duckett profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Midlands/Wales/West Group: Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire, 8 July 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  3. ^ Winter, Alex. "Duckett desires more than accidental success". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  4. ^ Dobell, George. "Duckett stars as Northants reach final". Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Cricket writers' 2016 awards for Ben Duckett, Keaton Jennings and Charlotte Edwards". The Guardian. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  6. ^ Wilson, Dean (28 September 2016). "England rookie Ben Duckett lands unprecedented PCA awards double". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Youthfull Notts Exciting for Double Centurion Duckett". Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  8. ^ "England U19 World Cup squad named". ECB. 6 July 2012. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Dawid Malan to captain England Lions against Pakistan A and Sri Lanka A". The Guardian. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Recent Match Report - England Lions vs Pakistan A, England A Team Tri-Series, 2nd Match -". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Three uncapped players named in Test squad for Bangladesh". ECB. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  12. ^ "England tour of Bangladesh, 1st ODI: Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, Oct 7, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  13. ^ "England tour of Bangladesh, 1st Test: Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Oct 20 ,2016". Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  14. ^ "India v England: Eoin Morgan & Alex Hales return to ODI & T20 squads". 5 December 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2019 – via
  15. ^ "Ashes: England's Ben Duckett poured drink over James Anderson in Perth bar". 9 December 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2019 – via
  16. ^ "Ben Stokes: England cricketer arrested after Bristol nightclub incident". 26 September 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2019 – via
  17. ^ "Ashes: Jonny Bairstow 'headbutt' - ECB furious over silly act & England players grounded". 27 November 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2019 – via
  18. ^ "Duckett suspended after bar incident". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Ben Duckett dropped for England Lions tour to West Indies". 19 December 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2019 – via
  20. ^ "England squads update". England and Wales Cricket Board. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Only T20I, Pakistan tour of England at Cardiff, May 5 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  22. ^ "England Men confirm back-to-training group". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett left out as England name 55-man training group". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Injured Chris Jordan misses England's ODI squad to face Ireland". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  25. ^ "England men name behind-closed-doors ODI training group". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 9 July 2020.

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