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Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

A father, a son and SA's historical firsts

Nov 24, 2016: The father-son duo of Jimmy and Stephen Cook are tied to South Africa's cricketing history in a unique way

Firdose Moonda

Cap gaps, and the Cook family's duck and ton

Jan 26, 2016: Plus: identical scores by openers in ODIs, and prolific bowling pairs

Steven Lynch

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 1st day

A father's duck to a son's century

Jan 22, 2016: Sat in the stands at Centurion, Jimmy Cook could understand what his son was going through but he had every faith that he would not be overawed

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

Jimmy Cook's short spell

Nov 4, 2015: He faced South Africa's first ball in international cricket on readmission and their first ball in a home Test soon after. Unfortunately, it didn't go much further

Sidharth Monga

South Africa news

'SA have great blend of youth and experience'

Sep 1, 2015: Former South Africa opener Jimmy Cook has said that he is optimistic about the team's long-term future, despite the recent failures of the A team and Under-19 side

Firdose Moonda

Clive Rice 1949-2015

The indomitable spirit of Clive Rice

Jul 28, 2015: He wanted to play against the best and show that he was among the best, as his admirers testify

Firdose Moonda

'He scored runs even when he wasn't playing well'

Mar 5, 2014: Jimmy Cook, who coached a young Graeme Smith, talks about the extreme focus, technique, and ability to chatter about the game non-stop that marked his protege

Sidharth Monga

The original South Africans in England

Apr 20, 2012: During the apartheid years, playing on the county circuit was the only taste of big cricket many South Africans got. Circumstances have changed but plenty still make the annual trip north

Firdose Moonda

Warriors v Lions, SuperSport series, East London

Cook smashes South African batting record

Oct 25, 2009: Stephen Cook has entered the record books after he made 390, the highest score in the history of South African first-class cricket, against Warriors in East London

ESPNcricinfo staff

Poor season for South African domestic side

Fletcher likely to coach the Lions

Jan 27, 2008: Newspaper reports suggest Fletcher may replace current coach Gordon Parsons for the two limited-overs tournaments still to be played this season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricinfo XI

Horror starts

Jun 20, 2007: Batsmen who have been out to the first ball of a Test

Martin Williamson

March 2005

The XI worst debuts

Mar 15, 2005: Edward Craig reveals the players who weren't so quick off the blocks

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 4th day

Robin Jackman picks his South African XI of the 1980s

Dec 1, 2004: Robin Jackman picks his South African XI of the 1980s

Roving Reporter by Chandrahas Choudhury

Laker's match

Jul 31, 2003: 1956 History was made at Old Trafford when Jim Laker took his 19th wicket in the fourth Test against Australia, including all ten wickets in the second innings

Wisden CricInfo staff

Coach Jimmy Cook has contract terminated

Aug 13, 2002: Hampshire Cricket first team coach Jimmy Cook has had his contract terminated with immediate effect.

Vic Isaacs

UCBSA still seek coaching director.

May 29, 2000: The United Cricket Board is still looking for a director of coaching following its general council meeting in Johannesburg on Saturday

Peter Robinson

Jimmy Cook writes about his second month with Hampshire

May 14, 2000: The first month of the season has come and gone, and after the initial successes of beating Essex and Surrey in the Benson and Hedges Cup matches to reach the quarter final, we have had several very disappointing results

Jimmy Cook

Jimmy Cook writes for the Hampshire Web Site

Apr 15, 2000: A month at Southampton seems to have flown past as we prepare for our first Benson and Hedges match against Middlesex

Jimmy Cook

New Hampshire coach Jimmy Cook talkes to the Hampshire Web site.

Mar 15, 2000: Jimmy Cook was introduced to the press at the County Ground, Southampton on Monday, and immediatly impressed the gathering with his enthusiasm for the task ahead

Vic Isaacs

Cullinan quits as one-day player as SA plan for the future

Jan 14, 2000: No one can accuse Daryll Cullinan of failing to get his timing right last night when he announced his limited-overs career was over and that it was time South Africa did something about launching plans for the 2003 World Cup

Trevor Chesterfield
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