One-Day Cup: Ben Foakes Hits Ton But Leicestershire Beat Surrey - And Notts Skittle Essex

Ben Foakes, an Englishman, scored a century in white-ball cricket for the first time. But it wasn't enough to keep Surrey from suffering an early defeat in the One-Day Cup.

Surrey lost to Leicestershire by five wickets and 46 balls to spare at The Oval, just as Essex had lost to Nottinghamshire by 168 runs at Chelmsford.

Are you curious about Ben Foakes’ latest news? Foakes scored 106 off 107 balls for Surrey, which helped them return from 129-4 in the 23rd over and register a respectable 325 all out.

Ben Geddes (67) and Cameron Steel (50) supported him as the hosts were bowled out with the last ball of the final over, giving paceman Tom Scriven his fifth wicket.

When Surrey lost their fifth wicket in the 25th over, they were still far from a likely victory despite Peter Handscomb's 57 and captain Lewis Hill's quick 46.

Wiaan Mulder of South Africa and Louis Kimber of Lincolnshire put up 146 runs for the sixth wicket without losing a wicket from 183-5, with the latter contributing the winning 21 runs from Matthew Dunn's 36th over of the game.

Notts beat Essex badly

In the other Group A match at Chelmsford, Nottinghamshire blew out Essex by 168 runs, making it the lopsidedness of the day.

Dane Paterson smashed the young Essex team with 4-30 after Notts crumbled from 107-0 to be bowled out for 237. He was supported by Brett Hutton, the in-form leading wicket-taker in the County Championship, who took 3-17.

In only 25.1 overs, Essex was knocked out for 69 runs.

At 46-8, it was believed that Essex would break their record for the lowest List A score, 57, set in 1996 against Lancashire, which was an amazing performance by Glen Chapple in the NatWest Cup final at Lord's.

However, Essex lost five wickets in the first 12 overs, with only 31 on the board, and further casualties followed.

It was a familiar story once Essex had broken a century first-wicket stand between Ben Slater (79) and Ben Martindale (20), a rookie making only his second first-team appearance and scoring 55 runs.

But Aaron Beard tore through them with career-best List A figures of 4-32 as Notts lost their last nine wickets for just 66 runs.

We hope to see some of Ben Foakes’ records in his upcoming matches. Definitely, he will do some more exciting performances and make his fans crazy one more time.

Ben Foakes’ debut for England in a one-day international match was against Ireland. He led his team to victory with Tom Curran with 61 runs (without being dismissed). He also performed a stumping and took two catches behind the wickets. That was the turning point of his life. He got a chance to keep his position strong in an international team. Ben Foakes’ matches have helped the team to get a winning trophy.

Why is Ben Foakes not in the Ashes?
After England and Australia drew the Ashes series at two games apiece, Ben Foakes was benched in favour of the returning Jonny Bairstow.
Is Ben Foakes a batsman?
Foakes rose to prominence after being selected as Bairstow's deputy in England's 2017/18 Ashes squad tour party, although his major strength is wicketkeeping rather than batting. He is popular for stumping. We can say Ben Foakes is a great batter as well as the wicketkeeper for his team.
Is Foakes a member of the Ashes team?
England's Ben Foakes is left out of the team for the fourth Ashes test at Old Trafford, as announced by Eurosport.