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Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 22 years 169 days

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

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 38 55 8 1582 132* 33.65 2783 56.84 4 8 201 7 36 2
List A 14 13 1 228 56 19.00 264 86.36 0 2 18 3 10 1
Twenty20 21 14 2 216 46 18.00 183 118.03 0 0 13 3 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 38 1 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
List A 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Jul 13-16, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v England Lions at Melbourne, Feb 7, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Durham v Surrey at Chester-le-Street, Jul 31, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Jul 23, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
16 Surrey v Durham Chester-le-Street 31 Jul 2015 LA
44 Surrey v Yorkshire The Oval 29 Jul 2015 LA
7 Surrey v Northants The Oval 27 Jul 2015 LA
0c/0s, 6 Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 23 Jul 2015 T20
0c/0s Surrey v Somerset The Oval 17 Jul 2015 T20
3c/0s, 5, 3c/1s, 57* Surrey v Kent The Oval 13 Jul 2015 FC
0c/0s, 19 Surrey v Hampshire Southampton 10 Jul 2015 T20
- Surrey v Middlesex The Oval 3 Jul 2015 T20
27 Surrey v Gloucs The Oval 1 Jul 2015 T20
118 Surrey v Gloucs The Oval 27 Jun 2015 FC
Profile

Ben Foakes emerged as promising wicketkeeper-batsman at Essex, earmarked from an early age as an England prospect, but due to the longevity of James Foster, another one-time prodigy, he left to seek further opportunities with Surrey at the end of 2014. A regular at age-group level for his country, Foakes was England's leading run-scorer at the 2012 U-19 World Cup, having made 93 on Championship debut earlier in the summer. Picked for the Lions' limited-overs tour of Australia in 2012-13 before making his List A debut, Foakes was Jonny Bairstow's understudy in Sri Lanka the following winter - a role he was used to filling at Essex, with Foster still going strong. He made his maiden first-class and Championship centuries during the 2013 season and, in a mark of England's future planning, was invited to train with the squad and act as 12th man for the first Ashes Test of the summer at Trent Bridge.
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Jul 13, 2015

Ben Foakes punches through the off side, Surrey v Kent, County Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 1st day, July 13, 2015

Ben Foakes punches through the off side

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May 13, 2014

Ben Foakes struck a 30-ball fifty, Essex v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Chelmsford, May 13, 2014

Ben Foakes struck a 30-ball fifty

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Sep 4, 2013

Ben Foakes made 71, Essex v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, 2nd day, September, 4, 2013

Ben Foakes made 71

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Tournament Results
Lions v Syd Sixers at Johannesburg - Oct 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 10 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Titans at Centurion - Oct 26, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Lions at Durban - Oct 25, 2012
Lions won by 22 runs
Daredevils v Titans at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
No result (abandoned with a toss)
Auckland v Scorchers at Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
Scorchers won by 16 runs
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