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Ben Foakes

Key facts

Full Name: Benjamin Thomas Foakes
Born: February 15 1993 , Colchester, Essex.
County: Surrey
Other teams: Essex, England Under-19, England Lions
Batting Style: Right-hand batsman

Biography

Foakes is a highly-promising wicketkeeper-batsman who joined Surrey in 2014 after becoming frustrated with a lack of first-team action at Essex. A regular England Under-19 international, Foakes made his Essex first-class debut against the touring Sri Lankans in June 2011. However, with James Foster and initially Adam Wheater, who later left for Hampshire, ahead of him in the pecking order at Essex, he struggled to secure regular cricket. As a result, Foakes - who earned places in the England Performance Programme and England Lions squad in the winter of 2012 - two years late...

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