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Surrey v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Surrey's resistance is a sober lesson for young souls

May 17, 2016: Surrey's dour resistance gave thousands of schoolchildren at Kia Oval a tough lesson in life that nothing comes easily - entertainment included perhaps

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Kia Oval

Notts v Surrey, County Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Notts quicks show Surrey not yet up to pace

Apr 11, 2016: Ben Foakes admitted Surrey have struggled to adapt to the standard of Division One cricket over the opening couple of days of the season

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

County news

Davies may leave Surrey to restate Test case

Apr 6, 2016: Steven Davies has conceded he may need to leave Surrey to fulfil his England ambitions after it was confirmed that Ben Foakes will be preferred as the club's wicketkeeper

George Dobell

County previews

Youth and experience key to Surrey blend

Apr 5, 2016: Surrey's promise and resources should be enough for Division One consolidation, even if some of their recruitment suggests a lack of faith in the academy

George Dobell

MCC v Yorkshire, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Foakes and Clarke lead MCC fightback

Mar 21, 2016: Ian Bell could not quite make the same early statement as Gary Ballance managed in Abu Dhabi but a lower-order fightback lifted the MCC to a first-innings lead against Yorkshire

ESPNcricinfo staff

Gloucestershire v Surrey, LV= Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 2nd day

Foakes takes chance to bolster Surrey

Aug 22, 2015: Ben Foakes made the most of a Championship outing for Surrey with an unbeaten 140 as they build a strong lead over Gloucestershire

Peter Miller at Bristol

Surrey v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 4th day

Foakes fifty maintains Surrey's momentum

Jul 16, 2015: Ben Foakes finished unbeaten on 57 as Surrey completed a convincing six-wicket LV= County Championship win against Kent to close to within eight points of Division Two leaders Lancashire


Surrey v Gloucestershire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 2nd day

Curran flattens Gloucestershire after Foakes ton

Jun 28, 2015: Ben Foakes and Tom Curran shared the honours as Surrey stepped up their LV= County Championship promotion challenge by taking complete control of their game against Gloucestershire at the Kia Oval


England news

Four county batsmen head to Sri Lanka

Nov 12, 2014: England will send four players from the Performance Programme to Sri Lanka either side of Christmas in the latest example of their desire to expose their young cricketers to Asian conditions.

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Surrey tempt Foakes from Essex

Aug 14, 2014: Surrey have signed Ben Foakes in the first major transfer in county cricket's late-season shuffle - the second young wicketkeeper lost by Essex in two years

George Dobell

Gloucestershire v Essex, Bristol, 3rd day

Foakes best lifts Essex hopes

Apr 29, 2014: Ben Foakes chalked up the highest score of his career as Essex took control against Gloucestershire at the County Ground

Press Association

Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Foakes can break Essex mould

Sep 4, 2013: It seems not a day goes by that a former Essex academy product leaves the confines of Chelmsford to yield performances above and beyond anything they produced before

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Chelmsford

Essex v Leicestershire, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Mickleburgh and Foakes plunder Leicestershire

Jul 19, 2013: A career-best 243 from Jaik Mickleburgh plus a first Championship century for Ben Foakes enabled Essex to take a firm grip on their Division Two clash against Leicestershire at Chelmsford

Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 4th day

Foakes lives up to the hype to save Essex

May 25, 2013: For a moment after lunch, with the sun shining and wickets tumbling, there was great intrigue

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Chelmsford

Australia A v England Lions, Hobart

Marsh knee injury sours Australia A victory

Feb 16, 2013: Shaun Marsh's century to deliver victory for Australia A in their opening match against the England Lions was marred by what appeared a serious bout of knee trouble

Daniel Brettig

England news

Taylor has to settle for performance place

Sep 18, 2012: James Taylor must console himself with a place on the England Performance Programme having been omitted from the Test squad to tour India

George Dobell

ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012

Pakistan make short work of New Zealand

Aug 16, 2012: A round-up of matches on August 16 at the Under-19 World Cup 2012

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012

Afghanistan crush Ireland in practice game

Aug 7, 2012: Afghanistan Under-19s inflicted a 101-run defeat on Ireland Under-19s, after they bowled Ireland out for 156 in the Under-19 World Cup warm-up match in Brisbane

ESPNcricinfo staff

Under-19 World Cup 2012

Ball to captain England at U-19 World Cup

Jul 6, 2012: England have named a 15-man squad, to be captained by Kent allrounder Adam Ball, for next month's ICC U-19 World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

Leicestershire v Essex, Grace Road, 3rd day

Foakes debut educates Essex

May 18, 2012: Essex teenager Ben Foakes narrowly missed out on a century on Championship debut as their game against Leicestershire was left finely balanced

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