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Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 21 years 60 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 23 31 3 904 120 32.28 1555 58.13 2 5 122 4 19 0
List A 8 7 0 86 56 12.28 100 86.00 0 1 9 0 2 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Derbyshire at Chelmsford, Apr 13-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v England Lions at Melbourne, Feb 7, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Scotland v Essex at Edinburgh, May 12, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 22 Essex v Derbyshire Chelmsford 13 Apr 2014 FC
65, 15 Essex v Cambs MCCU Cambridge 7 Apr 2014 FC
24*, 3c/0s, 20, 0c/0s Eng Lions v SL-A Emerg Colombo (Colts) 6 Feb 2014 FC
0 EPP v WA 2nd XI Perth 10 Dec 2013 Other
2, 65 EPP v Queensland Second XI Brisbane 27 Nov 2013 Other
1c/0s, 26, 27 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 24 Sep 2013 FC
- Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 17 Sep 2013 FC
58 Essex v Kent Canterbury 11 Sep 2013 FC
71 Essex v Worcs Chelmsford 3 Sep 2013 FC
32 Essex v Gloucs Bristol 28 Aug 2013 FC
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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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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Jul 2, 2013

Ben Foakes goes up for the wicket of Joe Root, Essex v England, 3rd day, Chelmsford, July 2, 2013

Ben Foakes goes up for the wicket of Joe Root

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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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