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Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 21 years 229 days

Major teams England Lions, England Under-17s, England Under-19s, Essex, Essex 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 32 45 6 1223 132* 31.35 2133 57.33 3 6 158 4 23 0
List A 9 8 0 137 56 17.12 131 104.58 0 2 13 2 4 1
Twenty20 13 9 2 149 46 21.28 129 115.50 0 0 9 1 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 32 1 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
List A 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Gloucestershire at Chelmsford, Jun 29-Jul 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v England Lions at Melbourne, Feb 7, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, May 13, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 22, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 20* Essex 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI Chelmsford 16 Sep 2014 Other
0c/1s, 73*, 0/110, 30 Essex 2nd XI v MCC Uni Bishop's Stortford 27 Aug 2014 Other
107, 0/12, 7* Essex 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Southampton 19 Aug 2014 Other
0c/0s, 10 Essex 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Southampton 18 Aug 2014 Other OD
128, 2c/1s, 1c/0s Essex 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Halstead 12 Aug 2014 Other
0c/0s, 0* Essex 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Halstead 11 Aug 2014 Other OD
17 Essex 2nd XI v Surr 2nd XI Sunbury-on-Thames 31 Jul 2014 Other OD
1c/1s, 33, 0c/0s Essex 2nd XI v Surr 2nd XI Godalming 28 Jul 2014 Other
1c/1s, 29 Essex 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd Coggeshall 25 Jul 2014 Other OD
13 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 22 Jul 2014 T20
Profile

Ben Foakes is the latest promising wicketkeeper-batsman to emerge at Essex, earmarked from an early age as an England prospect, much like his club captain, James Foster. 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 having made his List A debut, Foakes was Jonny Bairstow's understudy in Sri Lanka the following winter - a role he usually fulfils 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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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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Sep 4, 2013

Ben Foakes' 71 extended Essex's lead, Essex v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, September 4, 2013

Ben Foakes' 71 extended Essex's lead

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Sri Lanka A v England XI at Colombo (SSC)
Nov 21, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Sri Lanka A v England XI at Colombo (PSS)
Nov 23, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Hambantota
Dec 3, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
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