Full name Christopher Barry Cooke
Born May 30, 1986, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Current age 30 years 1 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 Essex at Cardiff, May 22-25, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Northerns v Western Province at Pretoria, Jan 18, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Glamorgan at Manchester, Aug 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Surrey v Glamorgan at The Oval, May 26, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2c/0s||Glamorgan||v Surrey||The Oval||26 May 2016||T20|
|63, 59||Glamorgan||v Essex||Cardiff||22 May 2016||FC|
|30, 4||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Bristol||15 May 2016||FC|
|27*||Glamorgan||v Worcs||Cardiff||8 May 2016||FC|
|45, 2c/0s, 4, 0c/0s||Glamorgan||v Kent||Canterbury||1 May 2016||FC|
|40, 2c/0s, 22*||Glamorgan||v Derbyshire||Derby||24 Apr 2016||FC|
|56, 8||Glamorgan||v Leics||Cardiff||17 Apr 2016||FC|
|44||Glamorgan||v Cardiff MCCU||Cardiff||11 Apr 2016||FC|
|65, 4c/0s, 102*||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Bristol||22 Sep 2015||FC|
|7, 22*||Glamorgan||v Northants||Northampton||14 Sep 2015||FC|
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.
Who makes it to the IPL XI for 2016? Here are ESPNcricinfo's picks, keeping in mind the four-overseas-players rule
Far from a towering, inspiring, regal presence, Angelo Mathews just stood and watched as England steamrolled his side once again
Poor form in the IPL, and the selectors' decision to reward consistent domestic performers such as Faiz Fazal and Yuzvendra Chahal, resulted in the omission of Hardik Pandya and Pawan Negi for the Zimbabwe tour
Mustafizur Rahman has been a conspicuous success on the field in his first IPL season, but has had to overcome a number of challenges off it, including homesickness and an inability to speak English
T20 has produced a breed of player who with his imagination, athleticism and technical mastery proves that scoring prodigiously and fast does not have to involve massive risk-taking