Who is Clare Ratcliffe, what does Ben Stokes’ wife do, when did they get married and do they have any children?

CRICKETER Ben Stokes has made more than his fair share of headlines over the years.

But what do we know about the England star’s wife, who has supported him as he rose to the top of world cricket? Here's the lowdown.

 Clare Ratcliffe is pictured with her fiancé Ben Stokes

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Clare Ratcliffe is pictured with her fiancé Ben Stokes

Who is Clare Ratcliffe?

Clare Ratcliffe is married to cricketer Ben Stokes, and has two children with him.

Clare, who has now taken Ben's surname, describes herself as a “cricket widow” and a “parent to two monsters”.

The couple got engaged in 2013, soon after the death of her father, Arthur.

Ben and Clare placed a notice in their local Somerset paper at the time, informing people of the happy news.

When was their wedding?

Ben and Clare tied the knot at midday on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

The service was held at the church of St Mary the Virgin in East Brent, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Among the guests at the couple's wedding were England star's Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan as well as former greats Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood.

Fellow cricketers Sam Billings and Scott Borthwick also attended.

 Ben and Clare tied the knot on Saturday October 14 in Somerset

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Ben and Clare tied the knot on Saturday October 14 in Somerset

Do they have any children?

Ben and Clare have two small children – Layton and Libby.

The cricketer was just 21 when his son, now four, was born.

He told The Times he is already teaching Layton to play cricket, saying: “If Layton loses his concentration I say, ‘Well, I’m not going to play with you then, if you’re being like that’.”

Clare gave birth to their daughter, two, in 2015.

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CRICKETER Ben Stokes has made more than his fair share of headlines over the years.