Tom Banton Biography
|Date of Birth:||11th November 1998|
|Height:||6’ ” Inches|
|Mother Name:||Not Known|
|Father Name:||Colin Banton|
|Sibling Name:||J Banton|
|Girl Friend:||Not Known|
|Favorite Cricketer:||Kevin Pietersen|
Tom Banton is an English cricketer who made his T20 debut for the national team on November 5, 2019, against New Zealand. Tom Banton is a rising youngster of the Somerset cricket, and he is mainly known for his unorthodox batting. He was the find of the Somerset County (Earlier Warwickshire) side because of his explosive batting and wicket-keeping skills. In fact, he is touted as one of the successors of Jos Butler.
Tom Banton Early Life:
Tom Banton was born on 11th November 1998 in Chiltern, Buckingham shire. His father Colin Banton is a former English cricketer of the African Descendent. Tom grew up with his elder sibling J Banton who is also a first-class cricketer. Tom grew up playing different sports in his school days and was a very good hockey player. Besides, he also played very good cricket and also represented Warwickshire Under-13s, Warwickshire Under-14s, Warwickshire Under-15s, Warwickshire Under-17s teams. For completing his secondary education, Tom joined Bromsgrove School where he could complete his schooling and also play multi-sports.
After completing his schooling, he took admission to King’s College, Taunton to pursue the Business and Technology Education Council. It was during those days when Tom decided to prefer cricket over multi-sports and started focussing on his game. He had also represented the England Under-17 hockey team during his school days.
Tom Banton Professional Life
Playing role- Batsman
Batting style- Right-handed batting
Fielding position- Wicketkeeper
Teams played for- England Under-19s, Somerset 2nd XI, Warwickshire 2nd XI, Warwickshire Under-13s, Warwickshire Under-14s, Warwickshire Under-15s, Warwickshire Under-17s
Tom started playing domestic cricket for England in 2017 with the Nat-West T20 Blast tournament where he displayed the prowess of his skills as he represented Somerset team. His effective wicket-keeping skills and unorthodox batting skills made him an overnight star of Somerset. In December 2017, Tom also broke into the International cricket as he was included in England’s Under-19 squad for the 2018 ICC Under-19 World Cup. Besides, he continued playing well in domestic cricket as he made his List A debut on May 18, 2018, against the Surrey cricket team, playing for Somerset.
In the same year, Tom made his First-class debut for Somerset against the Surrey at Taunton in September 2018. In that match, he scored 30 runs off 62 balls. Tom continued to feature in the domestic cricket matches and became a prolific batsman and also an effective wicket-keeper. Finally, Tom got a national call-up to play for England in the T20 series against New Zealand as he made his debut in national cricket on 5 November 2019.
Banton was signed by Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash League for the 2019/20 season.
Tom Banton Personal Information
Full Name: Thomas Banton
Nick Name: Tom
Hometown: Chiltern, Buckinghamshire
Date of Birth: 11th November 1998
Zodiac Sign- Scorpio
Tom Banton Facts:
- Banton was part of Warwickshire’s academy before playing for the Somerset team.
- He captained England’s Under-19 side in the disappointing 2018 World Cup.
- He has also played hockey, representing England’s Under-17 team.
- He is considered a probable successor of Jos Butler.
Height: 6’0 Inches
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Tom Banton Net Worth
The net worth of Tom Banton is not revealed.