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Mark Benson Biography

Updated On 10 Jun, 2021 Published On 10 Jun, 2021
Mark Benson

Facts of Mark Benson

Date of Birth :
Age : 64 years old
Family Name : Benson
Birth Country : United Kingdom
Birth Sign : Cancer
Height : 5 Feet 9 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Mark Benson

What is Mark Benson marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Mark Benson have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Mark Benson having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Mark Benson Gay ? No

Mark Benson is well known for being an English cricket umpire. Besides this, he also played for England national team from 1980 to 1995.

Mark Benson - Personal life

One of the infamous English cricket umpire Mark Benson is well known by cricket lovers worldwide. But, only a few knowns about his personal life. So, let's find out how's the private life of the retired umpire going?

A picture of Mark Benson talking with a player. SOURCE: Pinterest

Well, talking about his personal life, Mark Benson might be married with kids. However, due to his secretive nature, the truth is undisclosed to his fans and the media.

Not to mention, Mark is hardly active on any social media platforms. Therefore, details on his family life are still yet to be learned. However, thanks to his illustrious career, Mark lives a luxurious life in England.

Mark Benson - Career & Net Worth

Mark Benson is best known for his umpire role rather than as a player. When Mark retired as a player, he made an international debut as an umpire in 2004. Ben got promoted to Emirates Elite Panel of Umpires in April 2006.

But, the same year, Benson, in a test match, suffered from high blood pressure and heart palpitation. On February 5, 2010, Mark officially retired from umpiring international matches.

Watch the video of the controversial umpiring of Mark Benson in the match between India and Australia 2008 below.

Before being an umpire, Mark Benson began his career as a player for Kent, a cricket club, in 1980. The left-handed opening batsman, Benson, was appointed as a captain in 1991. The Kent, under his leadership, stood runners-up in the Country Championship(1992) and Sunday league championship(1995). For the national side in 1986, in July, Mark appeared on test ODI against Indian and New Zealand.

Nonetheless, the 1.75m tall Mark also worked as a marketing assistant for a gas company, Shell, before engaging himself in cricket. The retired umpire collected over $80000 per year for two decades. Considering his professional involvement in cricket, his net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million.

Quick facts of Mark Benson

Mark Benson officiating in an international match. SOURCE: Pinterest
  • Mark Benson was nominated the ICC Umpire of the Year 2007.
  • He is a right-arm off-spin bowler.
  • He scored 51 runs in a test match and 24 runs in an ODI.
  • Mark went to Sutton Valence School.
  • Mark's nickname is Benny.
  • Some notable cricketers include Theo Bamber, Steven Smith, and Sarah Taylor.

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