Ben Cox

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Ben Coxy Cox
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Personal information
Full name Oliver Benjamin Cox
Born (1992-02-02) 2 February 1992 (age 25)
Wordsley, Stourbridge, England
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009– Worcestershire (squad no. 10)
2017 MCC
FC debut 16 September 2009 Worcestershire v Somerset
LA debut 19 July 2010 Worcestershire v Sussex
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 77 48 58
Runs scored 2,991 460 673
Batting average 28.48 16.42 30.59
100s/50s 2/18 0/0 0/1
Top score 109 39 59*
Catches/stumpings 197/11 42/6 22/12
Source: CricketArchive, 22 April 2017

Oliver Benjamin Cox (born 2 February 1992) is an English cricketer who plays county cricket for Worcestershire.

Cox has been associated with Worcestershire for some years, having played at Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 level, although not originally as a wicket-keeper.[1]

He captained the Under-17 side against Somerset U-17s in July 2009, scoring exactly 100.[2]

Cox was called up to make his first-class debut, aged 17, in Worcestershire's penultimate County Championship match of 2009, against Somerset at Taunton.[3] Withdrawn from his lessons at Bromsgrove School for the occasion,[4] he scored 61 in his only innings of a drawn match (an innings in which Daryl Mitchell scored 298), winnings compliments for an innings that after a slightly nervous start had become one of "great maturity and judgment".[5] Keeping wicket, his first first-class dismissal was that of Marcus Trescothick, stumped for 72.[6] He also took four catches, including a spectacular leg-side dive to dismiss Arul Suppiah.[7]

He was awarded a four-year contract by Worcestershire in October 2009, Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes paying tribute to his performance on debut, saying he showed 'real character'.[8]

Cox pressed his claims for a regular place in the side in his first game of the 2010 season. Batting at number eight in a non-first-class warm-up match against Bradford/Leeds UCCE, he came to the crease with his side struggling at 140 for six; his magnificent 110 was scored off only 138 balls. Worcestershire went on to win the game.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Other matches played by Ben Cox". CricketArchive. 21 September 2009. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Somerset Under-17s v Worcestershire Under-17s in 2009". CricketArchive. 21 September 2009. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Somerset v Worcestershire in 2009". CricketArchive. 21 September 2009. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Tennant, Ivo (18 September 2009). "Worcestershire threaten a win at last". The Times. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Ward, John (17 September 2009). "Mitchell falls short of triple hundred". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ben Cox". YouTube, extract from Midlands Today. 22 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Somerset v Worcestershire, day 3". YouTube. 18 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Ben Cox Signs Four-Year Contract At New Road". Cricketworld.com. Retrieved 28 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "Worcestershire v Bradford/Leeds UCCE in 2010". CricketArchive. 15 April 2010. (subscription required (help)). 

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