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Another Cook century, more wickets for Morris

Oct 15, 2018: Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar fell cheaply in Titans' rain-affected match but Theunis de Bruyn crossed 4000 first-class runs during his 103

Liam Brickhill

South Africa four-day franchise series

Big runs for Stephen Cook, and encouraging signs for Chris Morris

Oct 4, 2018: A change of captain brought a change of fortunes for the Lions, while the Cobras secured a nervy four-wicket win over the Knights

Liam Brickhill

South Africa news

Stephen Cook steps down as Lions captain

Jun 6, 2018: He was in charge of the first-class and one-day cup squads, during which time the Lions won the 50-over competition in 2015-16. He will continue to play for the team

Firdose Moonda

South Africa A v India A, 2nd unofficial Test, Potchefstroom

Samarth and Nair script comeback win

Aug 22, 2017: Karun Nair fell for 90 with his side two away from victory, but Ankit Bawne and Hanuma Vihari applied the finishing touches with six wickets to spare

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa A v India A, 1st unofficial Test, Pretoria, 4th day

South Africa A triumph with Junior Dala five-for

Aug 15, 2017: There were three India A wickets left standing on the final day and the seamer took three of them to wrap up a 235-run victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa A v India A, 1st unofficial Test, Pretoria, 1st day

Stephen Cook makes case with 120

Aug 12, 2017: The opener's 41st first-class hundred could put him back in contention for the senior side in the home summer

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa news

Cook to captain 'transitioning' Lions in all three formats

Aug 7, 2017: Given Lions' desperation for stability following a season in which they have lost five players to corruption-related bans, Cook's all-format appointment comes as an obvious choice

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Quick turnaround for Markram with A-team captaincy

Aug 5, 2017: Stephen Cook has been given hope his international career can resume but Dale Steyn's comeback continues to be delayed

Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval, 4th day

SA need to scratch their opener itch

Jul 30, 2017: Stephen Cook was discarded and Heino Kuhn has struggled to make the step up, while a younger option in Aiden Markram awaits his chance

Firdose Moonda at The Oval

Durham v Glamorgan, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Chester-le-Street, Day 4

Cook ends Durham's long wait for victory

Jun 22, 2017: Durham coasted to their first Specsavers County Championship win of the season when they made light work of reaching a target of 157 in 43 overs against Glamorgan at Chester-le-Street

ECB Reporters Network

Yorkshire v Durham, Royal London Cup, North Group, Headingley

Bairstow's 174 the star turn in run-fest

May 3, 2017: Record-breaking Jonny Bairstow scored a sensational career-best 174 as Yorkshire cruised to a target of 336 to beat Durham by six wickets at Headingley

ECB Reporters Network

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Hamilton, 1st day

Cook on shaky ground after Hamilton omission

Mar 25, 2017: Did the South African selectors err by leaving out Stephen Cook, who was set to play a bigger role in England, and asking Theunis de Bruyn to bat out of position?

Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

South Africa's top order in need of big runs

Mar 22, 2017: Stephen Cook, Hashim Amla and JP Duminy have been rather underwhelming on the tour of New Zealand

Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

Bat, ball, keeper, spinners: how South Africa and New Zealand stack up

Mar 6, 2017: It's the No. 3 side versus the No. 5, so, in rankings at least, there is not much between the two sides

Andrew McGlashan

Sunfoil Series 2016-17

Narrow win moves Lions off bottom place

Feb 5, 2017: Lions leapfrogged Warriors at the foot of the table after winning a tight game at Buffalo Park

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Stephen Cook completes Durham overseas deal

Jan 23, 2017: Durham have confirmed the signing of South African batsmen Stephen Cook for the first half of the 2017 season

David Hopps

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

SA attack feasts on weaknesses, but Bavuma form a concern

Jan 15, 2017: It quickly became a one-sided series as South Africa made the most of home advantage. ESPNcricinfo assesses those who took part

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2016-17

'We want to play an expansive brand of cricket'

Jan 15, 2017: Coach Russell Domingo talks about South Africa's recovery from the slump they fell into in 2015-16, and what he expects from the coming year

Firdose Moonda

County news

Durham close in on Stephen Cook signing

Jan 6, 2017: Durham hope to complete the signing of Stephen Cook as an overseas player within the next few days

George Dobell

South Africa news

South Africa's new year wish: please stay

Dec 30, 2016: The declining rand, the popularity of T20 leagues, and Kolpak deals may have lured some away, but Kyle Abbott and Stephen Cook offer cause for optimism

Firdose Moonda
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