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Ben McDermott

Ben McDermott
Personal information
Full name
Benjamin Reginald McDermott
Born (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 29)
Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 232)20 June 2021 v West Indies
Last ODI2 April 2022 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.47
T20I debut (cap 93)22 October 2018 v UAE
Last T20I3 December 2023 v India
T20I shirt no.47
Domestic team information
2013/14Brisbane Heat
2015/16Melbourne Renegades
2016/17–presentHobart Hurricanes
2023Dambulla Aura
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 5 25 55 46
Runs scored 223 342 2,689 2,004
Batting average 44.60 18.00 30.90 46.60
100s/50s 1/1 0/2 2/18 5/12
Top score 104 54 107* 143
Catches/stumpings 0/– 14/– 36/– 34/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 5 December 2023

Benjamin Reginald McDermott (born 12 December 1994) is an Australian international cricketer. He represents the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League and Queensland in Australian domestic cricket.[1] He made his international debut for the Australian national cricket team in October 2018.

Early life

Born in Caboolture, Queensland, McDermott is the son of Australian Test cricketer Craig McDermott and is the younger brother of Alister McDermott. The McDermott family moved to the Gold Coast when McDermott was seven years of age and the two siblings began playing junior cricket for Runaway Bay and Broadbeach.[2] McDermott made his first XI debut for The Southport School in year 9 and made a remarkable double-hundred for the Gold Coast Dolphins at under-17 level.[3] He also represented Australia in Youth One Day Internationals at Under-19 level[4] and played alongside his brother in the 2014 Prime Minister's XI match against England.[5]

Cricket career

McDermott made his Twenty20 debut on 18 January 2014[6] for the Brisbane Heat against Adelaide Strikers, scoring 30 runs. On 12 January 2017, while playing for the Hobart Hurricanes against the Melbourne Renegades in the 2016–17 Big Bash League season, he claimed his maiden T20 century by scoring 114 runs off 52 balls, including 9 sixes and 8 fours. This was also third-fastest century in the Big Bash League.[7] He was awarded the player of the match as he helped the Hurricanes chase down 223 to defeat the Renegades in what was the highest scoring Big Bash match at the time.[8]

In March 2017, McDermott scored his maiden first-class century, when he made 104 runs for Tasmania in round 10 of the 2016–17 Sheffield Shield season.[9]

On 3 June 2018, McDermott was selected to play for the Winnipeg Hawks in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.[10][11]

In October 2018, McDermott was named in Australia's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against Pakistan.[12] He made his T20I debut for Australia in the one-off match against the United Arab Emirates on 22 October 2018.[13] In November 2018, he was added to Australia's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against South Africa, but he did not play.[14]

Ahead of the 2019–20 Marsh One-Day Cup, McDermott was named as one of the six cricketers to watch during the tournament.[15]

On 16 July 2020, McDermott was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic.[16][17] In June 2021, he was named in Australia's ODI squad for their tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh.[18][19] McDermott made his ODI debut on 20 July 2021, for Australia against the West Indies.[20]

In December 2021, McDermott became the first player to hit back to back centuries in the Big Bash League and also the first player to hit three centuries in the Big Bash League.[21]

In March 2022, in the second match against Pakistan, McDermott scored his first century in ODI cricket, with 104 runs, but Pakistan won the match.[22][23]

In February 2022 McDermott signed for the Hampshire Hawks for the 2022 Vitality Blast season.

In May 2023 McDermott came back to Queensland for the 2023/24 Sheffield Shield season. In December 2023, he scored 54 runs off 36 balls against India in the 5th T20I.[24]


  1. ^ "Ben McDermott profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  2. ^ Gold Coast Bulletin’s Big Q&A with Australian cricketer Ben McDermott, son of Test legend Craig
  3. ^ Craig McDermott says his son Ben could play Test, ODI and Twenty20 cricket for Australia
  4. ^ "Under-19 ODI matches played by Ben McDermott". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  5. ^ "McDermott's 2 sons in PM's XI to play England". The Times of India. AP. 13 January 2014. Archived from the original on 18 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Scorecard". Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  7. ^ "McDermott 114 in Hurricanes' record last-ball chase". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Hurricanes' tall chases, and Narine gets to 250". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Mennie takes five; McDermott scores maiden ton". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Global T20 Canada: Complete Squads". SportsKeeda. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Global T20 Canada League – Full Squads announced". CricTracker. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Australia name new T20 squad". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Only T20I, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates at Abu Dhabi, Oct 22 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Ben McDermott added to Australia ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Six players to watch in the Marsh One-Day Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis in expanded Australia training squad for possible England tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Aussies name huge 26-player group with eye on UK tour". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  18. ^ "Seven stars withdraw from tours of Windies, Bangladesh". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  19. ^ "Warner, Cummins and Maxwell among six to opt out of West Indies and Bangladesh tours". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  20. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Bridgetown, Jul 20 2021, Australia tour of West Indies". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  21. ^ "'Extraordinary': Ben McDermott creates Big Bash history with back-to-back centuries". Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  22. ^ "Ton-up McDermott propels Australia to 348-8 in second ODI". France24. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  23. ^ "Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq hundreds take Pakistan to record chase". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  24. ^ "IND vs AUS, Australia in India 2023/24, 5th T20I at Bengaluru, December 03, 2023 - Full Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2023.
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