Player Profiles #27 – Ben Ford

Player Profiles #27 – Ben Ford

Years played for ACC: 2001 and 2002

Playing role: All rounder

Batting style: Middle order slogger (agricultural)

Bowling style: Medium pace

Highest score: 114

Best bowling figures: 5 for 38

Amateur cricketing hero(es):

Attenborough – Alec McKinlay for natural talent and Sam Clulow for 100% effort and competitive nature

Matcham (home club in Australia) – Peter Finlay – the guy was just a freak!

Favourite cricketer: Viv Richards and Mark Waugh

Favourite ACC moment:

Although it rained nearly every game, tour was a lot of fun.

Favourite movie: Shawshank Redemption

Favourite meal: Any Thai Food

Biggest passion/hobby outside of cricket: Golf

If you were an overseas player, what are you doing now (current profession, still playing cricket?):

I now work as a Data Analyst for a Federal Government Agency at home in Australia. No longer playing but keep an interest in the game.

What does ACC mean to you:

I toured the UK on cricket tour as a 16 year old in 1993 and I actually presented a bat to Attenborough CC at the end of that tour game.

When I decided to travel overseas in 2001 and play cricket in England, I was given the option of a few clubs to play at and chose Attenborough as I always wanted to return there one day.

The ground at Attenborough is a special place for me and like a second home, as was the bar.

I met my partner in England, some of the nicest people in my time at the club and some life long friends.

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