Ben Stokes Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Ben Stokes Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth June 4, 1991
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Spouse Clare Ratcliffe

Ben Stokes is an English cricketer, author, and TV personality, best known for being a part of the England national cricket squad starting in 2011. He also gained worldwide prominence when he contributed to England’s victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Born Name

Benjamin Andrew Stokes

Nick Name

Ben

Ben Stokes as seen in January 2014
Ben Stokes as seen in January 2014 (NAPARAZZI / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Residence

Durham, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

 

Education

Ben attended Cockermouth School in Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer, TV Personality, Author

Family

  • Father – Gerard “Ged” Stokes (Rugby League Player, Rugby Coach)
  • Mother – Deborah Stokes
  • Siblings – He has brothers.

Manager

Ben Stokes is represented by –

  • Neil Fairbrother (Talent Agent) in England, United Kingdom
  • Phoenix Management Group Ltd. (Manager) in Knutsford, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

Bowling Style

Right-Arm Fast-Medium

Batting Style

Left-Handed

Role

All-Rounder

Shirt Number

  • 38 – Durham, Melbourne Renegades
  • 55 – England, Rising Pune Supergiant, Rajasthan Royals
  • 59 – England

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Ben Stokes with his family as seen in December 2019
Ben Stokes with his family as seen in December 2019 (Ben Stokes / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ben Stokes has dated –

  1. Clare Ratcliffe (2013-Present) – In 2013, he got engaged to Clare. In October 2012, she gave birth to their 1st child, a son named Layton Andrew Arthur, and in February 2015, to their 2nd child, a daughter named Libby Sophia Mae. 2 years later, in October 2017, Ben and Clare got married in East Brent, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Māori descent.

Hair Color

Red

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Ben Stokes in a selfie with his son as seen in December 2019
Ben Stokes in a selfie with his son as seen in December 2019 (Ben Stokes / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

Protruding ears

Brand Endorsements

Ben Stokes has endorsed brands such as –

  • 11 Degrees
  • GM Cricket
  • Red Bull UK
  • KEI
Ben Stokes during a match as seen in September 2013
Ben Stokes during a match as seen in September 2013 (Dan Heap / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Ben Stokes Facts

  1. He moved from New Zealand to Cumbria, England, at the age of 12. He was not excited about the change at all and on the 1st day of school, schoolkids teased him for his “kiwi” accent, so he dropped it quickly.
  2. His dad has had one of his fingers amputated.
  3. Ben initially wanted to play rugby, following in his dad’s footsteps. At the age of 15, he opted for cricket.
  4. Ben began his cricket career in 2009 when he signed a 2-year contract with Durham after training at the Durham Cricket Academy for a while.
  5. It was repeatedly stated that while playing for England, scoring a century against India at the 2010 Under-19 World Cup opened doors for his entry into first-class cricket.
  6. He used to be extremely nervous in the early days of his cricket career and would vomit before a game started.
  7. Ben broke his hand punching a locker after the final match of England’s tour of the Caribbean in 2014.
  8. He has multiple tattoos, some of which are Māori tribals.
  9. Ben tarnished his reputation in September 2017. After he celebrated an ODI victory in Bristol, he and his teammate Alex Hales got into a fist-fight with 2 people outside a bar. He lost New Balance’s sponsorship, missed a few important cricket games, and lost England vice-captaincy.
  10. In mid-2019, Ben and his mom hired the same barrister that defended Meghan Markle and Prince Harry against newspapers’ claims. They accused The Sun magazine of reporting on a story that took place 31 years ago when his mom’s ex-husband killed their 2 children and then himself.
  11. As of 2019, Ben held the record for the most runs in the first (morning) session of a day in Tests with 130 runs and the most runs in a Test inning while at the 6th position with 258 runs.
  12. On November 14, 2019, Ben released his debut book, On Fire: My Story of England’s Summer to Remember.
  13. Despite being one of the most high-profile sportsmen in England, he keeps a low-profile in real life. When picking up his kids from school, he avoids small talk and just stands in the corner waiting.
  14. As of December 2019, Ben held the record for the fastest ever Test match 250, fastest ever Test double-century, and having the highest ever score for a batsman batting at 6th position in a Test match.
  15. He was an overwhelming favorite to win a BBC Award for “Sports Personality of the Year” in 2019.

Featured Image by Dan Heap / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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