Ben Cox biography

Ben Cox

Cricket Player

1992 –


Who is Ben Cox?

Oliver Benjamin Cox 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.

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

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. Withdrawn from his lessons at Bromsgrove School for the occasion, he scored 61 in his only innings of a drawn match, winnings compliments for an innings that after a slightly nervous start had become one of "great maturity and judgment". Keeping wicket, his first first-class dismissal was that of Marcus Trescothick, stumped for 72. He also took four catches, including a spectacular leg-side dive to dismiss Arul Suppiah.

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'.

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.

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Feb 2, 1992
  • England
  • Bromsgrove School

on July 23, 2013


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