Worcestershire, MCC World XI, Otago, England Lions
A dashing wicket-keeper batsman, Ben Cox, is fast turning out to be a reliable member of the Worcestershire first eleven. Having been associated with the county for several years, Cox has come through the age-group levels, although not entirely as a specialist wicket-keeper. Cox made his first-class debut at the tender age of 17 and the fable goes that he was asked to withdraw from his lessons at Bromsgrove School, to enable him play the match. After a dream start, things began to fade away for Cox, despite him being awarded with a four-year contract by Worcestershire. An average start to the 2011 season meant Cox lost his place to Ben Scott. It was a short-lived disappointment though as Cox won his place back in 2012 and by 2014 - had firmly established himself as Worcestershire's first choice keeper. Since his return, Cox has been very tidy behind the wickets and has made useful contributions with the bat. His keeping to Saeed Ajmal, who enjoyed a prolific time as Worcestershire's overseas player, came in for special praise - setting him ready for higher honours.