Ben was a fantastic cricketer with the Ouse club for many seasons in the old Derwent Valley Cricket Association where he won seven straight DVCA B-Grade cricketer of the year awards (2001-02 to 2007-08). He played in four premierships with Ouse (1998-99, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08) and won many other association awards.
Ouse Cricket Club went into recess after the 2007-08 season. Last season Ben came back to cricket and played in the grand final with Molesworth I and again played with that club this season.
Ben was a fantastic all-round cricketer and I well remember his innings in the 2005-06 B-Grade grand final at Gretna, playing for Ouse against Molesworth II where he made 127 runs with 100 runs coming in boundaries (10 fours and 10 sixes). Ben always kept us entertained with both bat and ball. There was never a dull moment and he will be sadly missed by all. Rest in peace.