Congratulations to Mick Bennett on taking his 600th wicket for the Club on Saturday January 14th!

Against Armadale at Gwynne Park, Benno dismissed Stephen Jones to reach the milestone, thanks to what was – by all accounts – an outstanding catch by youngster Mitch McGrath.

As previously mentioned, Benno becomes just the fourth person to reach the astonishing 600 wickets mark, and the first in five decades.

He joins George Pluske (601 wickets since his debut in 1956), Ron Stanton (617 wickets since his debut in 1957), and most recently Bevan James (635 wickets after debuting in 1960).

You can read the full account of Benno’s incredible career by clicking here!

A (much) younger Benno, third from the back right, celebrating a Premiership victory in 1999.

The match itself unfortunately did not go the way of the Spartans, with Armadale racking up 6/306 from their forty overs (including a massive 186 run stand).

Still, the evergreen Benno was fantastic in taking 1/42 from his eight overs to be the most economical of the Spartans.

Bennett has taken 39 five wicket hauls for the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club, a Club record, and if he continues the standard he has set this season (he is second on our list of wicket takers), he may even reach the record of 635 wickets set by Bevan James.

Benno’s Stats:

Debut Season: 1992/1993
Life Membership Awarded: 2008
Matches Played: 269 Games

Bowling & Fielding Statistics:

Overs Maidens Wickets Runs
3065 622 599 8992

Average Best Bowling 5WI Catches
15.0 8/27 39 89

Batting Statistics:

Innings Not Outs Highest Runs
192 72 43 987

Bat Average Centuries Fifties
8.3 0 0

Benno’s 39 five wicket hauls is a Club Record.

Best Bowling Performances:

Figures Opponent Season
8/27 Kelmscott 2001/2002
8/48 Willetton Crows 2006/2007
7/14 East Fremantle 2011/2012
7/33 Kenwick 2000/2001
7/49 CBC 2005/2006
7/61 Kelmscott 2003/2004
7/70 Willetton Crows 2004/2005
6/25 Bicton Attadale 2016/2017
6/29 East Fremantle 1995/1996
6/30 Maddington 2005/2006

Congratulations Benno, a remarkable achievement, and one that is hugely well deserved!

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