Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes

Shirt Number 38
Squad number: 38
Durham Representative No.: 115
Role: Left Hand Bat, Right Arm Fast-Med
Ben Stokes

Brief bio

Twitter - @benstokes38
Date of birth - 4 June 1991 Christchurch, New Zealand
Durham First Class Debut - March 2010 v MCC (away)

It was lucky number seven for Durham in 2014.

After not expecting to see much of Ben Stokes because of England commitments, everyone at the club was grateful that the powerful all-rounder featured seven times in each of the three domestic competitions.

In those matches, Stokes often made a big difference and subsequently secured an ECB central contract for the first time in his career.

He was at his bullish best in the semi-final of the Royal London One-Day Cup, dispatching the Nottinghamshire attack to all parts of the ground in a stunning knock of 164 from just 119 balls.

A man who embraces the pressure of a big occasion, Stokes then took two wickets in the final and hit a mature unbeaten 38 to help Durham clinch victory.

He didn't just reserve match-winning performances for limited-overs games. A career-best haul of 7-67 blew Sussex away in June, with Stokes inspiring a first innings collapse that sent the visitors towards a heavy defeat.

A surprise omission from England's World Cup squad, Stokes has already shown his class at international level. His performances in the last Ashes series, including an extraordinary maiden test century in only his fourth innings, were the one bright spot on a miserable tour.

First Class Highest Score -  185 (v Lancashire, 2011)
List A Highest Score - 164 (v Nottinghamshire, 2014)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 72* (v Nottinghamshire, 2013)

Best First Class Bowling Figures - 7-67 (v Sussex, 2014)
Best List A Bowling Figures - 4-29 (v Hampshire, 2011)
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures - 2-14 (v Leicestershire, 2012)


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