Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 23 years 298 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 59 89 18 2799 141* 39.42 5196 53.86 6 13 357 11 92 7
List A 31 28 2 671 90 25.80 790 84.93 0 5 56 8 30 3
Twenty20 36 25 6 347 49 18.26 309 112.29 0 0 20 3 19 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 59 1 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
List A 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Durham v Surrey at Chester-le-Street, Sep 12-15, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v England Lions at Melbourne, Feb 7, 2013 scorecard
Last List A United Arab Emirates v England Lions at Dubai (DSC), Dec 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Jul 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
20 Eng Lions v U.A.E. Dubai (DSC) 5 Dec 2016 LA
0, 0c/0s Eng Lions v U.A.E. Dubai (DSC) 3 Dec 2016 LA
3c/0s Eng Lions v U.A.E. Dubai (DSC) 1 Dec 2016 LA
0, 1c/0s Surrey v Warwickshire Lord's 17 Sep 2016 LA
1c/0s, 6, 2c/0s, 20 Surrey v Durham Chester-le-Street 12 Sep 2016 FC
48, 5c/0s Surrey v Hampshire The Oval 6 Sep 2016 FC
90, 1c/0s Surrey v Yorkshire Leeds 28 Aug 2016 LA
5c/0s, 14, 1c/0s Surrey v Lancashire The Oval 23 Aug 2016 FC
1c/0s, 16 Surrey v Northants Northampton 18 Aug 2016 LA
63*, 1c/0s, 65*, 1c/1s Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 4 Aug 2016 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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Dec 7, 2016

Ben Foakes plays a shot en route to 70, Afghanistan v England Lions, 4 day match, Abu Dhabi, day 1, December 7, 2016

Ben Foakes plays a shot en route to 70

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Sep 6, 2016

Ben Foakes saw his way through the close on 47 not out, Surrey v Hampshire, County Championship, Division One, The Oval, 1st day, September 6, 2016

Ben Foakes saw his way through the close on 47 not out

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Sep 6, 2016

Ben Foakes received his county cap from Richard Thompson, Surrey v Hampshire, County Championship, Division One, The Oval, 1st day, September 6, 2016

Ben Foakes received his county cap from Richard Thompson

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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2014
Australia won by 84 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 31, 2014
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Hobart - Jan 29, 2014
Australia won by 13 runs
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