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Dale Benkenstein Has Wonderful Season for Durham

My nephew Dale Benkenstein scored 33 and 63 in the final match against Worcestershire  to take his run total to 1353 in 16 LV= Division One County Championship matches at an average of 61.5 runs – including 4 hundreds and 9 fifties. Also breaks the Durham all-time  first class record of 7854 runs on 29th June with 83 and 60 against Lancashire.  Durham ended up finishing 3rd behind Warwickshire and 2011 Champions Lancashire!

*This does not include  308 runs in Clydesdale Bank limited overs series including 82 in semi-final against Somerset

Dale Benkenstein drives through the covers

            

 
 
 
 
 

Supremely fit Dale Benkenstein

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                  

Benky led Durham to LV= Championship Division One Trophies in 2008 and 2009

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                  
 
 
  
 
 

Dale played 23 One Day Internationals for South Africa

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dale’s wife Jacqui was a Springbok field
hockey player – a talented sporting family!                                                          
 
 

Dale has taken Durham CC to a new level

                                                                            
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A glorious cover drive - classic style!

 

                                                   
    
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
                                                                                         

Dale pulls in front of square

                

 
                                                                                                
 
 
 

Dale Benkenstein acknowledges one of 4 tons

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lorna (Evans) and Mart Benkenstein - Dale's parents

 

One comment on “Dale Benkenstein Has Wonderful Season for Durham

  1. Fantastic to see Benkie doing so well. South Africa has indeed lost fine sportsman and Benks is one of them. Not only a fine player but a first class person in all respects. He deserves all the good things that happen to him!

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