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Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 25 years 123 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 60 51 9 1503 92 35.78 1716 87.58 0 14 131 15 71 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 83 1 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
List A 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 41 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Surrey v Glamorgan at The Oval, Jun 6, 2018 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
90, 2c/0s, 0c/1s Surrey v Hampshire Southampton 9 Jun 2018 FC
1c/0s, 30 Surrey v Glamorgan The Oval 6 Jun 2018 LA
3c/0s, 86 Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 3 Jun 2018 LA
3c/0s, 4 Surrey v Kent Beckenham 1 Jun 2018 LA
- Surrey v Sussex The Oval 29 May 2018 LA
0c/0s, 84* Surrey v Essex Chelmsford 27 May 2018 LA
0c/0s, 50* Surrey v Gloucs The Oval 23 May 2018 LA
4, 1c/0s Surrey v Hampshire Southampton 21 May 2018 LA
21, 0c/0s Surrey v Somerset The Oval 18 May 2018 LA
18, 1c/0s, 2c/0s Surrey v Yorkshire The Oval 11 May 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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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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