Full name Robert Maskew Cowper
Born October 5, 1940, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria
Current age 74 years 299 days
Major teams Australia, Marylebone Cricket Club, Victoria, Western Australia
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Brother - DR Cowper
|Test debut||England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 2-6, 1964 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 25-30, 1968 scorecard|
|First-class span||1959/60 - 1969/70|
|List A span||1969/70 - 1969/70|
|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|
|ODI debut||England v Pakistan at Lord's, May 20, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v West Indies at Johannesburg, Feb 27, 1993 scorecard|
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.
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