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Tony Benneworth

Tony Benneworth
Personal information
Full name
Anthony John Benneworth
Born(1950-12-12)12 December 1950
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Died10 March 2018(2018-03-10) (aged 67)
Ansons Bay, Tasmania, Australia
BowlingRight-arm medium
Domestic team information
First-class debut22 December 1971 Tasmania v World XI
Last First-class24 February 1979
Tasmania v New South Wales
List A debut14 November 1972
Tasmania v South Australia
Last List A7 November 1981 Tasmania v Queensland
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 15 10
Runs scored 580 72
Batting average 23.20 9.00
100s/50s 0/3 0/0
Top score 75 21*
Balls bowled 2,247 510
Wickets 26 9
Bowling average 38.92 31.33
5 wickets in innings 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 5/115 3/14
Catches/stumpings 6/– 1/–
Source: CricketArchive, 2 January 2011

Anthony John Benneworth (12 December 1950 – 10 March 2018)[1] was an Australian cricketer who played for Tasmania from 1971 until 1979.[2] He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler.

He played in Tasmania's inaugural Sheffield Shield team in 1977–78. He was the first Tasmanian to take five wickets in an innings in a Sheffield Shield match, when he took 5 for 115, as well as making 54 and 42, against South Australia in February 1978.[3]

Benneworth was the Liberal candidate for Bass in the 2001 federal election but lost to Labor's Michelle O'Byrne.[4] From 1992 to 1998 he served in the Tasmanian House of Assembly.[5][6]

He died in a boating accident off Ansons Bay, Tasmania on 10 March 2018.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Willard, Jessica. "Two Northern Tasmanian men killed in boating tragedy". The Advocate. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Tasmanians rally behind Ponting". The Hindu. 9 January 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  3. ^ Wisden 1979, pp. 975–1000.
  4. ^ "2001 Bass". Election 2001 election results. Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 10 June 2024.
  5. ^ Gillman, Sarah (2 March 2012). "Friday Forum". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Anthony John (Tony) Benneworth". Members of the Parliament of Tasmania. Retrieved 26 July 2022.

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