Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Keeper Ben Reaches 200 First Class Catches At Derby

Keeper Ben Reaches 200 First Class Catches At Derby

Ben Cox today became the eighth Worcestershire wicket-keeper to reach the 200 catch mark in first class cricket.

The 25-year-old chalked up the milestone when he held onto a chance from Derbyshire's Tom Taylor off the bowling of Ed Barnard at the 3aaa County Ground.

All but five of Cox's catches came wearing Worcestershire's colours with the remainder achieved for the MCC against Champion County Middlesex in the UAE this winter.

His first catch in the County's colours came on his debut at Taunton in 2009 – while still at Bromsgrove School – when he dismissed Zander de Bruyn off Richard Jones.

Leading the way for the County is current Director Of Cricket Steve Rhodes with 989 catches for Worcestershire – and 1139 in total in his distinguished career – between 1985-2004.

Next in line is Roy Booth, who last year celebrated his 90th birthday with 868 (948 career) from 1956 to 1970.

Hugo Yarnold collected 456 catches for Worcestershire (466 career) between 1938 and 1955.

The other Worcestershire wicket-keepers currently ahead of Cox are:

Steven Davies 220 (414 career)

Dave Humphries 286 (293 career)

Ernest Bale 231 (252 career)

Rodney Cass 176 (213 career)