Bob Cowper      

Full name Robert Maskew Cowper

Born October 5, 1940, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 74 years 27 days

Major teams Australia, Marylebone Cricket Club, Victoria, Western Australia

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Referee

Relation Brother - DR Cowper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 27 46 2 2061 307 46.84 5 10 0 21 0
First-class 147 228 31 10595 307 53.78 26 58 151 0
List A 4 4 1 77 33 25.66 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 27 36 3005 1139 36 4/48 7/135 31.63 2.27 83.4 3 0 0
First-class 147 14915 5709 183 7/42 31.19 2.29 81.5 1 0
List A 4 100 59 3 2/17 2/17 19.66 3.54 33.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 2-6, 1964 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 25-30, 1968 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1959-1970
List A span 1969-1970
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jun 4-8, 1992 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jun 18-21, 1992 scorecard
Test matches 2
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Pakistan at Lord's, May 20, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v West Indies at Johannesburg, Feb 27, 1993 scorecard
ODI matches 12
ODI statistics
Profile

A stockbroker and merchant banker too intelligent and ambitious to linger long in a game offering such modest financial rewards, Bob Cowper renounced Test cricket at 28, though not before he had built an impressive portfolio of achievement as a left-hand batsman and finger-spinner. His 12-hour 307 against England at Melbourne in February 1966 was the highest Test innings and the only triple-century on Australian soil until Matthew Hayden's 380 in 2003-04. His fertile cricket imagination and sense of injustice at the lot of the average Australian cricketer left a strong impression on Ian Chappell, in time a militant campaigner for the rights of his comrades.
Gideon Haigh

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Apr 26, 1968

The 1968 Australian team in London (from right to left): Bill Lawry, Brian Taber, Doug Walters, Les Joslin, John Gleeson, Ashley Mallett, David Renneberg, John Inverarity, Eric Freeman, Ian Chappell, Neil Hawke, Paul Sheahan, Alan Connolly, Bob Cowper, Graham McKenzie and Ian Redpath

The 1968 Australian team in London

© PA Photos

Dec 1965

Bob Cowper batting against England in 1965-66

Bob Cowper batting against England in 1965-66

© The Cricketer International

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Oct 30-Nov 3
Pakistan 570/6d Australia 22/1
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne - Oct 31-Nov 3
NSW 366 Victoria 156/3
South Aust v Queensland at Adelaide - Oct 31-Nov 3
Queensland 443/8d South Aust 148/2
Western Aust v Tasmania at Perth - Oct 31-Nov 3
Tasmania 215 Western Aust 134/2
1st T20I: Aus Women v WI Women at Sydney
Nov 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT)
CA XI v Sth Africans at Sydney
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