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Simon Cook      

Full name Simon James Cook

Born January 15, 1977, Oxford

Current age 37 years 249 days

Major teams Kent, Middlesex

Nickname Chef

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Matthew Arnold School

Simon James Cook
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 141 186 31 2577 93* 16.62 0 7 34 0
List A 190 109 35 1253 67* 16.93 0 2 29 0
Twenty20 73 26 17 168 25* 18.66 143 117.48 0 0 8 4 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 141 21031 10993 342 8/63 32.14 3.13 61.4 12 0
List A 190 8257 6537 234 6/37 6/37 27.93 4.75 35.2 5 2 0
Twenty20 73 73 1531 1919 85 3/13 3/13 22.57 7.52 18.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1999
Last First-class Gloucestershire v Kent at Bristol, Aug 15-18, 2012 scorecard
List A debut 1997
Last List A Kent v Sussex at Canterbury, Aug 27, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Kent at Uxbridge, Jul 8, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/64, 6, 1/60, 35 Kent 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI Leicester 4 Sep 2012 Other
0/23 Kent v Sussex Canterbury 27 Aug 2012 LA
1/32 Kent v Yorkshire Canterbury 22 Aug 2012 LA
2/44 Kent v Northants Northampton 19 Aug 2012 LA
15 Kent v Gloucs Bristol 15 Aug 2012 FC
2/30 Kent v Warwickshire Birmingham 13 Aug 2012 LA
0/21 Kent v Derbyshire Canterbury 12 Aug 2012 LA
0/45, 4 Kent 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI Canterbury 3 Aug 2012 Other OD
0/6 Kent v Derbyshire Derby 31 Jul 2012 LA
0/27, 0/16, 5 Kent 2nd XI v Glam 2nd XI Cardiff 18 Jul 2012 Other
Profile

Standing at 6ft 4ins, Simon Cook is a lively fast-medium bowler. He jumped from taking the new ball for Cumnor - a league side in Oxfordshire - in 1996 to taking the new ball with Angus Fraser for Middlesex against Ireland in the Benson & Hedges Cup a year later. The considerable promotion was accidental: he admits Middlesex scouts "weren't watching me, they were looking at Andy Strauss, who they also signed". The pair were playing together in a representative U-19s match against Warwickshire

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Aug 31, 2010

Laurie Evans gets into a tangle as he is bowled by Simon Cook, Warwickshire v Kent, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, August 31, 2010

Laurie Evans gets into a tangle as he is bowled by Simon Cook

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Aug 4, 2007

Simon Cook makes an unsuccessful appeal against Murray Goodwin, Kent v Sussex, Twenty20 Cup, 2nd semi-final, Edgbaston, August 4, 2007

Simon Cook makes an unsuccessful appeal against Murray Goodwin

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Jun 27, 2005

Simon Cook,  Kent  April 2005

Simon Cook headshot

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County Results
Somerset v Surrey at Lord's - Sep 17, 2011
Surrey won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Sep 12-15, 2011
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Sep 12-15, 2011
Durham won by 151 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Match drawn
Leics v Middlesex at Leicester - Sep 12-15, 2011
Middlesex won by 5 wickets
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 12-15, 2011
Sussex won by an innings and 5 runs
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Lancashire won by 8 wickets
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