Full Name: Dale Martin Benkenstein
Born: June 9, 1974, Harare, Zimbabwe
Other Teams: South Africa, Natal/KwaZulu-Natal, Dolphins
ODI Debut: England v South Africa, Dhaka, October 25 1998
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-spin or medium
A key component of Durham’s team since his arrival in the north east in 2005, Benkenstein became the club’s record first-class run-scorer in 2011. In surpassing Jon Lewis’ tally of 7,854 runs, Benkenstein, an elegant right-hander capable of dominating opposition attacks, cemented his status as one of the leading players in Durham’s history. While batting has always been his strongest suit, he is also a useful bowling option, his medium-pace having earned over 200 wickets in a career that began in 1993. After representing South Africa in 23 one-day internationals, the Zimbabwe-born batsman...