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.