Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 25 years 151 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 83 127 25 4337 141* 42.51 8066 53.76 8 24 552 17 147 15
List A 65 55 10 1552 92 34.48 1792 86.60 0 14 136 15 76 7
T20s Insights on t20 45 33 8 563 75* 22.52 469 120.04 0 2 43 6 25 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 83 1 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
List A 65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 45 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton, Jun 9-11, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v England Lions at Melbourne, Feb 7, 2013 scorecard
Last List A England Lions v India A at The Oval, Jul 2, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Sussex v Surrey at Hove, Jul 13, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10, 0c/0s Surrey v Sussex Hove 13 Jul 2018 T20
56, 2c/0s Surrey v Essex The Oval 12 Jul 2018 T20
1c/0s, 75* Surrey v Kent The Oval 6 Jul 2018 T20
22, 0c/0s Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 5 Jul 2018 T20
5, 1c/0s Eng Lions v India A The Oval 2 Jul 2018 LA
0c/0s Eng Lions v W. Indies A Northampton 28 Jun 2018 LA
1c/0s, 32 Eng Lions v India A Leicester 26 Jun 2018 LA
4, 1c/0s Eng Lions v W. Indies A Derby 23 Jun 2018 LA
2c/1s, 8* Eng Lions v India A Derby 22 Jun 2018 LA
90, 2c/0s, 0c/1s Surrey v Hampshire Southampton 9 Jun 2018 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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Jul 2, 2018

Shardul Thakur removed Ben Foakes, England Lions v India A, Tri-series, Final, The Oval, July 2, 2018

Shardul Thakur removed Ben Foakes

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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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