A promising wicketkeeper and top order right-handed batter, Ben, a former Shrewsbury School pupil, joined Shifnal from Bridgnorth ahead of the start of the 2023 Birmingham League season.
His first club was Allscott Heath.
Ben, who trained with Worcestershire’s Academy over the winter of 2019, has been part of the Shropshire Academy set up for some time, opening the batting and keeping wicket.
He made his Shropshire debut at the age of 16 in a T20 victory over Herefordshire at Wrekin College in May 2019.
Ben marked his second competitive first-team appearance for the county by scoring 50 – and putting on 112 for the sixth wicket with captain Graham Wagg – as Shropshire beat Northumberland in the NCCA Trophy at Oswestry in May 2021.
Ben finished level with Cornwall’s Scott Harvey at the top of the fielding list in Western Division Two of the NCCA Championship for the 2021 season, as they were both involved in 12 wickets. Ben took nine catches and completed two stumpings while playing as a wicketkeeper and he also took a catch as a fielder.