Oliver Benjamin Cox (born 2 February 1992) is an English cricketer who plays county cricket for Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Worcestershire as right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper.
Cox has been associated with Worcestershire for some years, having played at Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 level, although not originally as a wicket-keeper.
He captained the Under-17 side against Somerset County Cricket Club, Somerset U-17s in July 2009, scoring exactly 100.
Cox was called up to make his first-class cricket, first-class debut, aged 17, in Worcestershire's penultimate County Championship match of 2009, against Somerset at County Ground, Taunton, Taunton.
he scored 61 in his only innings of a drawn match (sharing a century partnership with Daryl Mitchell (English cricketer), Daryl Mitchell, who scored 298); keeping wicket, his first first-class dismissal was that of Marcus Trescothick, stumped off the bowling of Moeen Ali for 72. He was awarded a four-year contract by Worcestershire later that year.
Cox did not establish himself as Worcestershire's first choice wicket-keeper until 2014 when he was 22 years of age. In that season he scored his first first-class century (against Essex) and was described by former-England wicket-keeper James Foster (cricketer, born 1980), James Foster as "...one of the best young keepers I have ever seen."
In 2018 Vitality Blast Finals day, Cox played a key part in Worcestershire's win. In the Semi-Final, against Lancashire he scored 55* and in the final, against Sussex made 46*, scoring the winning runs. He was made Player of the Match in both games to become to first player to receive two such awards in one day .
In December 2018, he signed with Otago cricket team to play in the 2018–19 Super Smash T20 tournament in New Zealand.
Marylebone Cricket Club cricketers
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English cricketers of the 21st century