Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 25 years 64 days

Major teams Colts Cricket Club, England Lions, England Under-17s, England Under-19s, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Benjamin Thomas Foakes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 78 119 24 3928 141* 41.34 7321 53.65 8 20 499 17 137 14
List A 52 44 7 1224 92 33.08 1372 89.21 0 11 103 12 63 6
T20s Insights on t20 41 29 7 400 49 18.18 357 112.04 0 0 25 3 22 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 78 1 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
List A 52 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 41 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class West Indies A v England Lions at Florence Hall, Feb 11-14, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v England Lions at Melbourne, Feb 7, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Surrey at Lord's, Jul 1, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Surrey v Warwickshire at The Oval, Aug 25, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- England v NZ XI Hamilton 16 Mar 2018 Other
3c/0s England v NZ XI Hamilton 14 Mar 2018 Other
16, 1c/1s, 20, 0c/0s Eng Lions v W. Indies A Florence Hall 11 Feb 2018 FC
18, 2c/0s, 37, 1c/0s Eng Lions v Jamaica XI Kingston 5 Feb 2018 Other
2, 0c/0s, 1c/0s England XI v CA XI Perth 9 Dec 2017 Other
67 Eng Lions v Qld XI Brisbane 27 Nov 2017 Other
- England v WA XI Perth 4 Nov 2017 Other
10, 1c/0s, 0, 0c/0s Surrey v Lancashire Manchester 25 Sep 2017 FC
0c/0s, 26, 1c/0s, 42* Surrey v Somerset The Oval 19 Sep 2017 FC
110, 2c/1s, 0c/0s Surrey v Yorkshire The Oval 12 Sep 2017 FC
Profile

In the unstoppable move to the age of the wicketkeeper-batsman, there has been a very obvious compromise: proficiency in front of the stumps has often come at the expense of dexterity behind them. Only a few natural wicketkeepers with a batting pedigree manage to escape that analysis. In Ben Foakes, Surrey - and perhaps one day soon England - imagine they have such a player.

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Nov 15, 2017

Ben Foakes took over keeping duties when Jonny Bairstow was off the field, Cricket Australia XI v England, The Ashes 2017-18, tour match, 1st day, Townsville, November 15, 2017

Ben Foakes took over keeping duties when Jonny Bairstow was off the field

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Nov 3, 2017

Ben Foakes limbers up during an England nets session, England tour of Australia, Perth, November 3, 2017

Ben Foakes limbers up during an England nets session

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Sep 14, 2017

Shaun Marsh is stumped by Surrey's Ben Foakes, Surrey v Yorkshire, Specsavers County Championship, Division One, Kia Oval, 1st day, September 14, 2017

Shaun Marsh is stumped by Surrey's Ben Foakes

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