Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Worcs Keeper Cox In Top Four For Most Division One Dismissals During 2015

Ben Cox is in the top four in Division One of the LV = County Championship for the most dismissals by wicket-keepers this summer.

The Worcestershire player has 36 victims to his credit from his 14 Championship appearances during 2015.

Middlesex's John Simpson is currently top of the list with 46 dismissals – also from the full 14 games.

He is followed by Sussex's Ben Brown (41 in 14) and Durham's Michael Richardson (39 in 14) with Cox next on the list.

Warwickshire's Tim Ambrose (33 in 12), Nottinghamshire's Chris Read (28 in 10), Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow (23 in eight) and Hampshire's Adam Wheater (23 in 11) are the other Division One keepers with 20 or more scalps.

Meanwhile, Cox passed the 2,000 run mark in first class cricket during the home LV = CC clash with Sussex.

He has now scored 2,031 runs at an average of 26.37 with two hundreds and 11 fifties in 93 innings.

Cox has scored 693 LV = CC runs this summer at an average of 34.65 with one century and four fifties in 23 innings.

He has surpassed his previous best tally of 604 at an average of 26.26 in 2014.