Squad Number:
7
DOB:
05.10.88
Playing Style:
Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Born:
Bordeaux, France
Debut:
August 2010 v Leicestershire
Best:
122 v Surrey (May 2011) | 2-14 v Trinidad & Tobago (January 2011)

Benny Howell

All-Rounder

Benny Howell is a right-arm medium pace bowler and right-handed batter.

He was born in Bordeaux, France but has represented England Lions on one occasion.

Howell started his career with Hampshire, making 27 appearances across all formats, before leaving to join Gloucestershire in 2012.

Since leaving Utilita Bowl, Howell has become one of the finest all-rounders in the country, especially in the limited-over formats.

He played a key part in Gloucestershire’s Royal London One-Day Cup triumph in 2015, taking 15 wickets in the competition.

In the truncated 2020 season, Howell helped his side to their first Vitality Blast Finals Day since 2007 – with 96 runs and seven wickets from his five games, as well as a Man of the Match performance against Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the quarter-final (3-16).

Howell has starred for Gloucestershire in the Vitality Blast in recent years, taking 15 wickets in 2021, while taking 11 wickets and 156 runs, at a strike rate of 179, in the 2022 T20 competition.

He has also played in a number of franchise leagues around the world including the IPL, the PSL and The Hundred where he plays for Birmingham Phoenix.

In July 2022, he was called up to the England Lions squad for a 50 over match against South Africa where he took three wickets for 58 runs, before scoring 40 runs in just 33 balls with the bat.

He signed a three-year white-ball contract with Hampshire following the conclusion of the 2022 season.

On his return to the Club, Howell played in eight Vitality Blast matches – having missed the start of the competition through injury. He scored 82 runs, at an explosive strike rate of 178.26, and took six wickets on the Hawks’ journey to Finals Day.

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