Ben Shields2022-03-23T13:36:58+00:00

Ben Shields

Date of Birth 25/02/1996
Age 26
NationalityAustralian
Player Status Placed
Playing Role Wicket-Keeper
Bowling Style N/A
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa (Scotland) / European Visa
Major Teams Queensland U19s, Queensland Schooboys, Wellington U19s, Wellington City, Onslow CC Premier Men's, Camberwell CC
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 2

**Only available for Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Holland**

Ben Shields is an Australian-born wicket-keeper batter playing his maiden season for Camberwell Cricket Club in the strong Victorian Premier League.

He has recently relocated back to Australia having spent much of the past decade plying his trade in New Zealand, predominantly for Onslow Cricket Club – one of the strongest club sides in New Zealand.

Before moving to Wellington, the gloveman represented Queensland Schoolboys and was involved with the Under-19 squad. He starred for the Southport School 1st XI, South Coast Region Under-19s and played as high as 2nd Grade for the Gold Coast Dolphins in Brisbane’s Grade Competition.

Since moving over the ditch, Shields has excelled for Onslow and has subsequently featured for Wellington City, Wellington Under-19s, Wellington A, and has been part of the Firebirds development squad.

Highlights in his promising career to date include his tournament record for the highest number of runs in a Queensland Schoolboy tournament, in which he struck three successive hundreds (105*, 117, 104*). In the same season, he was named the TSS most successful batter and was the only batter to score a GPS hundred that year (105* v IGS).

During his maiden season for Onslow (2014/15), he was their leading one-day run-scorer (343 runs at 32) and helped his side to the one-day title. During the same season, he struck 3 fifty-plus scores for Wellington, including 75* against Otago in the Under-19 National Tournament.

In 2015/16, his crucial 76 in the Pearce Cup final was instrumental towards Onslow’s first two-day title in over 30-years. He was rewarded with Wellington City and Development team inclusion.

The following season, he was Onslow’s second-leading run-scorer with 444 runs at 40 – his 70 average in the two-day competition helped Onslow take out the Heazlett Trophy.

In 2017/18, he impressed, particularly in the one-day competition hitting 365 runs at 36.50, with a highest score of 142*. His exploits culminated with Wellington City and ‘A’ selection, then his maiden overseas stint with Dutch club Bloemendaal in 2018.

He impressed, as he did on his Wellington return in 2018/19 hitting 439 runs (including an average of 37.33 in the T20 competition) to further his Firebird claims. A slight dip in form followed in 2019/20 (282 runs at 21.69) but he made amends last summer (2020/21) particularly in the two-day competition hitting 249 runs at 35.57.

Shields, who is also a high-level (NZC 2) and practicing coach, is now eager to embark on a second stint abroad in 2022.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Bloemendaal (2018)
Date of Birth 25/02/1996
Age 26
NationalityAustralian
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleWicket-Keeper
Player Status Placed ()
Bowling Style N/A
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa (Scotland) / European Visa
Major Teams Queensland U19s, Queensland Schooboys, Wellington U19s, Wellington City, Onslow CC Premier Men's, Camberwell CC
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 2

**Only available for Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Holland**

Ben Shields is an Australian-born wicket-keeper batter playing his maiden season for Camberwell Cricket Club in the strong Victorian Premier League.

He has recently relocated back to Australia having spent much of the past decade plying his trade in New Zealand, predominantly for Onslow Cricket Club – one of the strongest club sides in New Zealand.

Before moving to Wellington, the gloveman represented Queensland Schoolboys and was involved with the Under-19 squad. He starred for the Southport School 1st XI, South Coast Region Under-19s and played as high as 2nd Grade for the Gold Coast Dolphins in Brisbane’s Grade Competition.

Since moving over the ditch, Shields has excelled for Onslow and has subsequently featured for Wellington City, Wellington Under-19s, Wellington A, and has been part of the Firebirds development squad.

Highlights in his promising career to date include his tournament record for the highest number of runs in a Queensland Schoolboy tournament, in which he struck three successive hundreds (105*, 117, 104*). In the same season, he was named the TSS most successful batter and was the only batter to score a GPS hundred that year (105* v IGS).

During his maiden season for Onslow (2014/15), he was their leading one-day run-scorer (343 runs at 32) and helped his side to the one-day title. During the same season, he struck 3 fifty-plus scores for Wellington, including 75* against Otago in the Under-19 National Tournament.

In 2015/16, his crucial 76 in the Pearce Cup final was instrumental towards Onslow’s first two-day title in over 30-years. He was rewarded with Wellington City and Development team inclusion.

The following season, he was Onslow’s second-leading run-scorer with 444 runs at 40 – his 70 average in the two-day competition helped Onslow take out the Heazlett Trophy.

In 2017/18, he impressed, particularly in the one-day competition hitting 365 runs at 36.50, with a highest score of 142*. His exploits culminated with Wellington City and ‘A’ selection, then his maiden overseas stint with Dutch club Bloemendaal in 2018.

He impressed, as he did on his Wellington return in 2018/19 hitting 439 runs (including an average of 37.33 in the T20 competition) to further his Firebird claims. A slight dip in form followed in 2019/20 (282 runs at 21.69) but he made amends last summer (2020/21) particularly in the two-day competition hitting 249 runs at 35.57.

Shields, who is also a high-level (NZC 2) and practicing coach, is now eager to embark on a second stint abroad in 2022.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Bloemendaal (2018)
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