Ben Brown Signs For Hampshire

The wicketkeeper-batter and former Sussex captain has joined Hampshire on a two-year deal

Hampshire Cricket are delighted to announce the signing of former Sussex captain, Ben Brown.

The 33-year-old wicketkeeper-batter, who announced he would be leaving Sussex late last year after over two decades with the club, has crossed the south coast divide to join Hampshire on a two-year deal across all formats.

Brown, who was born in Crawley, came up through the youth set-up at his native Sussex. He became a constant presence with both the bat and the gloves, before he was made captain of their County Championship and List A sides in 2017 – roles which he held until July 2021.

Ben’s arrival is exciting news for the Club and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the group next week.

He brings many qualities and has a particularly impressive red-ball record; we are confident he’ll be a great addition to the squad.

Giles White, Hampshire Director of Cricket

The right-hander possesses an impressive red ball record, one which has seen him average 40.41 since his first-class debut in 2007. In 2021’s LV= Insurance County Championship, he averaged 51.36 from 12 matches and no other player scored more centuries than the four he registered.

Across all formats, Brown has amassed a total of 10,843 runs from 318 matches for Sussex – whilst also taking 543 catches and 40 stumpings.

I am extremely proud and humbled to sign for Hampshire. To be joining such a talented playing squad and to have the opportunity to work with the Club’s impressive coaching staff is a privilege.

I’m looking forward to being able to call The Ageas Bowl my home ground and am hugely grateful to everyone at Hampshire for the opportunity to do so.

I’m excited to be joining the group next week and to play my part in pushing for trophies and silverware over the coming years.

Ben Brown

The best way to see Ben and the rest of the Hampshire squad in action this season is with a 2022 Hampshire Cricket Membership.

2022 Members also receive access to an exclusive allocation of tickets for next summer’s otherwise sold-out Vitality IT20s at The Ageas Bowl with England facing both India and South Africa at the venue next summer, alongside a whole host of other exciting benefits.

More information on Hampshire Cricket’s Membership offering can be found by following the link below. 

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