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Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 22 years 137 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 37 53 7 1520 132* 33.04 2679 56.73 4 7 197 4 30 1
List A 11 10 1 161 56 17.88 169 95.26 0 2 14 3 6 1
Twenty20 17 12 2 191 46 19.10 171 111.69 0 0 11 1 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 37 1 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
List A 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Surrey v Gloucestershire at The Oval, Jun 27-29, 2015 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 Surrey v Gloucestershire at The Oval, Jul 1, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
27 Surrey v Gloucs The Oval 1 Jul 2015 T20
118 Surrey v Gloucs The Oval 27 Jun 2015 FC
5 Surrey v Glamorgan Cardiff 26 Jun 2015 T20
15, 16 Surrey v Derbyshire Derby 21 Jun 2015 FC
10 Surrey v Kent The Oval 19 Jun 2015 T20
2, 33 Surrey v Glamorgan Guildford 15 Jun 2015 FC
- Surrey v Sussex Arundel 14 Jun 2015 T20
4, 46 Surrey v Leics Leicester 7 Jun 2015 FC
63*, 4c/1s Surrey v Lancashire The Oval 31 May 2015 FC
50, 1c/0s, 3, 0c/0s Surr 2nd XI v Kent 2nd XI Maidstone 20 May 2015 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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Tournament Results
Aust U19 v India U19 at Townsville - Aug 26, 2012
India U19 won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
NZ U19 v S Africa U19 at Townsville - Aug 25, 2012
S Africa U19 won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Afghan U19 v S Lanka U19 at Brisbane - Aug 24, 2012
S Lanka U19 won by 7 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)
B'desh U19 v Pakistan U19 at Townsville - Aug 24, 2012
B'desh U19 won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
England U19 v W Indies U19 at Townsville - Aug 24, 2012
England U19 won by 13 runs
Ireland U19 v Scot U19 at Brisbane - Aug 24, 2012
Scot U19 won by 5 wickets (with 50 balls remaining)
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