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Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 22 years 103 days

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

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 11 10 1 161 56 17.88 169 95.26 0 2 14 3 6 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 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Colts Cricket Club v Moors Sports Club at Colombo (Colts), Dec 14, 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
50, 1c/0s, 3, 0c/0s Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Maidstone 20 May 2015 Other
1, 0c/0s Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Maidstone 19 May 2015 Other T20
18, 1c/0s Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Maidstone 19 May 2015 Other T20
49, 3c/0s, 47 Surr 2nd XI v Warwcks 2nd Guildford 11 May 2015 Other
0c/0s, 55 Surr 2nd XI v MCC YC Purley 8 May 2015 Other T20
33, 0c/0s Surr 2nd XI v MCC YC Purley 8 May 2015 Other T20
0c/0s, 3c/0s Surr 2nd XI v MCC YC Cheam 28 Apr 2015 Other
0c/0s, 21 Colts v Moors Colombo (Colts) 14 Dec 2014 LA
2c/0s, 3* Colts v SLPACC Colombo (NCC) 13 Dec 2014 LA
11, 20* Essex 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI Chelmsford 16 Sep 2014 Other
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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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
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand 297/8
South Group: Kent v Surrey at Beckenham - May 29
Kent won by 23 runs
North Group: Worcs v Leics at Worcester - May 29
Worcs won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
South Group: Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - May 29
Hampshire won by 21 runs
North Group: Northants v Warwickshire at Northampton - May 29
Warwickshire won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
North Group: Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - May 29
Derbyshire won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
South Group: Essex v Somerset at Chelmsford - May 29
Somerset won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
South Group: Sussex v Middlesex at Hove - May 29
Middlesex won by 42 runs
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