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Ben Foakes      

Full name Benjamin Thomas Foakes

Born February 15, 1993, Colchester, Essex

Current age 24 years 101 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 66 100 20 3201 141* 40.01 6048 52.92 6 17 403 12 116 11
List A 46 40 7 1033 92 31.30 1189 86.87 0 9 86 10 52 6
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 66 1 6 6 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
List A 46 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 10-12, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, May 19-22, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Victoria v England Lions at Melbourne, Feb 7, 2013 scorecard
Last List A Surrey v Hampshire at The Oval, May 14, 2017 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
19, 3c/0s, 67*, 1c/0s Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 19 May 2017 FC
3c/0s Surrey v Hampshire The Oval 14 May 2017 LA
82*, 1c/0s Surrey v Kent The Oval 12 May 2017 LA
1c/0s, 3 Surrey v Sussex Hove 7 May 2017 LA
3c/0s, 55* Surrey v Middlesex The Oval 5 May 2017 LA
77*, 3c/0s Surrey v Essex The Oval 2 May 2017 LA
2c/0s Surrey v Glamorgan Cardiff 30 Apr 2017 LA
92, 1c/0s Surrey v Somerset Taunton 28 Apr 2017 LA
0c/0s, 21, 3c/0s Surrey v Warwickshire Birmingham 21 Apr 2017 FC
3c/0s, 9 Surrey v Lancashire The Oval 14 Apr 2017 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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Apr 28, 2017

Ben Foakes made a career-best 92, Somerset v Surrey, Royal London Cup, South Group, Taunton, April 28, 2017

Ben Foakes made a career-best 92

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Apr 17, 2017

Ben Foakes in cautious mood, Surrey v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Division One, Kia Oval, April 14-17, 2017

Ben Foakes in cautious mood for Surrey

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Mar 15, 2017

Sam Northeast's century set up a series win for South v North, South v North, ECB North v South series, 2nd match, Dubai, March 19, 2017

Sam Northeast's century set up a series win for South v North

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 154/1 (45 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 334/7 (96 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 (94 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 316/8 (96 ov)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 Worcs 108/2 (31 ov)
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 357/5 (96 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 Somerset 157/5 (44 ov)
2nd ODI: England v South Africa at Southampton
May 27, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Yorkshire v Sth Africa A at Leeds
May 27, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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