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Chris Benjamin

29 April 1999 (Age 23)
Place of birth:
Johannesburg, South Africa

Living the dream

In April 2021, Chris was approaching the end of his studies at Durham University and dreaming that the following months would bring a crack at becoming a professional cricketer.

In the two years since, he has lived the dream.

An aggressive and enterprising batsman, his impressive form for the Bears’ Second XI earned elevation to the First XI and that was just the start.

“We’re delighted that Chris has committed his immediate future to the county. Chris has shown his incredible talent not just in front of the Warwickshire Members, but on the world stage too in The Hundred.”

Paul Farbrace

Paul Farbrace

Director of Cricket

From nowhere, he was awarded a Hundred contract with Birmingham Phoenix and excelled there. Back with the Bears, he scored a maiden first-class century and earned a three-year deal at Edgbaston.

“It’s an absolute dream,” he says. “To call Edgbaston your home is incredible and I’m really excited to be able to do that for three years and hopefully a lot longer.”

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