Full name Christopher Barry Cooke
Born May 30, 1986, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Current age 30 years 186 days
Major teams Glamorgan, Glamorgan 2nd XI, Hampshire 2nd XI, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class debut||Border v Western Province at East London, Oct 29-31, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v Kent at Cardiff, Jun 19-22, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Northerns v Western Province at Pretoria, Jan 18, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff, Jun 14, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff, Jun 24, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4c/1s||Glamorgan||v Surrey||Cardiff||24 Jun 2016||T20|
|46, 17||Glamorgan||v Kent||Cardiff||19 Jun 2016||FC|
|2, 0c/0s||Glamorgan||v Kent||Cardiff||17 Jun 2016||T20|
|1c/0s, 41||Glamorgan||v Middlesex||Cardiff||14 Jun 2016||LA|
|1c/0s, 21||Glamorgan||v Kent||Canterbury||12 Jun 2016||LA|
|1c/0s, 16||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Bristol||10 Jun 2016||T20|
|80, 0c/0s||Glamorgan||v Sussex||Cardiff||8 Jun 2016||LA|
|8, 2c/0s||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Cardiff||6 Jun 2016||LA|
|2c/1s, 24*||Glamorgan||v Hampshire||Cardiff||3 Jun 2016||T20|
|23*, 1c/0s||Glamorgan||v Essex||Cardiff||1 Jun 2016||T20|
Chris Cooke, a forceful middle-order batsman, grew up in Johannesburg but spent several summers playing league cricket in Sussex and then for Tamworth in the Birmingham league. But it was back on the south coast in 2010 that he made his mark playing for Bournemouth in the Southern Premier League. He was given a chance by Glamorgan and has steadily developed his career in Cardiff.
He caught the eye when bludgeoning 106 from 57 balls for Bournemouth and was offered some second XI cricket by Glamorgan. A year later came his opportunity in the first XI, a T20 against Middlesex in Cardiff. He made an immediate impact, striking his second, third and fourth balls for six and later in the summer also made a big century against Somerset in the 40-over competition as he established himself in the Glamorgan side.
After playing some eye-catching innings in limited-overs cricket not least in helping Glamorgan reach a Lord's final in 2013, Cooke established himself as a Championship regular in 2014. He notched up his maiden first-class century at Canterbury on his way to 870 runs at 43.50 but left it until the final Championship game of the following season before his next hundred, against Gloucestershire.
Cooke's early cricket came at Western Province for whom he played six matches in the 2009-10 season and also played a full part in the one-day competition and made his first century in professional cricket against Boland at Newlands. He is also a level two coach.
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