Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Ben Finishes Joint Third In List Of Lv = Cc Division One Keeper Dismissals

Ben Finishes Joint Third In List Of Lv = Cc Division One Keeper Dismissals

Ben Cox's excellent season is reflected in the number of dismissals accrued by the Worcestershire wicket-keeper in the LV = County Championship during the 2015 campaign.

Cox finished with 43 catches and two stumping – the same number as Durham's Michael Richardson – with only Middlesex's John Simpson (52) and Sussex's Ben Brown (46) above the Academy product in Division One.

The 23-year-old's most productive day was against Somerset at New Road when he finished with five catches from the first innings.

Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes also described Cox's catch to dismiss Warwickshire's Chris Wright at Edgbaston off the bowling of Joe Leach as "one of the best wicket-keeping catches I have seen."

Cox also had a productive campaign with the bat in the LV = CC, scoring 778 runs at an average of 37.04.

He scored a career best 109 in that innings home success over Somerset in addition to five other half centuries.

But arguably the highlight from Cox in 2015 was the massive six off Lancashire paceman James Faulkner at Old Trafford to earn Worcestershire victory in the NatWest T20 Blast.



Simpson (Middx) 52 – 50c, 2st

Brown (Sussex) 46 – 45c, 1st

COX (WORCS) 45 – 43c, 2st

Richardson (Dur) 45 – 42c, 3st

Ambrose (War) 39 – 34c, 5st

Read (Notts) 37 – 36c, 1st

Bairstow (Yor) 29 – 29c, 0st

Wheater (Han) 28 – 26c, 2st

Hodd (Yor) 23 – 21c, 2st

Mustard (Dur) 19 – 19c, 0st