Jimmy Cook      

Full name Stephen James Cook

Born July 31, 1953, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 62 years 335 days

Major teams South Africa, Somerset, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach

Relation Son - SC Cook

Stephen James Cook
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 107 43 17.83 373 28.68 0 0 10 0 0 0
ODIs 4 4 0 67 35 16.75 118 56.77 0 0 4 0 1 0
First-class 270 475 57 21143 313* 50.58 64 87 157 0
List A 286 281 24 10639 177 41.39 24 63 89 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 270 144 107 3 2/25 35.66 4.45 48.0 0 0
List A 286 6 4 1 1/4 1/4 4.00 4.00 6.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v India at Durban, Nov 13-17, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Moratuwa, Aug 25-30, 1993 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Sep 2, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1972/73 - 1994/95
List A span 1972/73 - 1994/95
Profile

Jimmy Cook was an exceptional opening batsman who was unfortunate in that most of his career coincided with the twilight days of the apartheid regime. By the time he made his belated international debut he was almost 40 and past his best. Originally a middle-order batsman for Transvaal, it was when he moved to become an opener that his career took off. He broke almost every domestic record for his province, and when he finally got a chance overseas - with Somerset - he underlined his quality with a huge number of runs, more than 7500 in three summers, including 28 hundreds. A first-choice for South Africa against various rebel touring sides, he was not picked when South Africa returned to the international fold, but finally made his Test debut against India in 1992-93. By then, however, he had begun to show weakness against pace and his fielding, which had been brilliant in his youth, was letting him down. His enthusiasm remained undiminished, and in his latter years he captained Transvaal with success. He turned his hand to coaching, first as director of coaching with the UCBSA, and then in a unsuccessful stint with Hampshire which ended in his dismissal in 2002. As a coach at King Edward School in Johannesburg he oversaw the development of Graeme Smith. He went on to become a batting coach for the Highveld Lions.
Martin Williamson

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Aug 19, 2002

Jimmy Cook looks pensive as his addresses  the press after being released from his contract

Jimmy Cook at Press conference

© Hampshire Cricket

Apr 15, 2002

Taken at the 2002 Hampshire photocall

Jimmy Cook ; thumbnail portrait 2002

© Mike Atelski

Feb 20, 2002

Jimmy Cook talks to Shane Warne during a training session ahead of the first Test, South Africa v Australia, Johannesburg, February 20, 2002

Jimmy Cook talks to Shane Warne

© Getty Images

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1990

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Youth Test: S Lanka U19 v S Africa U19 at Pallekele
Jul 3-5, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
1st Youth ODI: S Lanka U19 v S Africa U19 at Colombo (PSS)
Jul 9, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
Zimbabwe A v Sth Africa A at Bulawayo
Jul 9-12, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
2nd Youth ODI: S Lanka U19 v S Africa U19 at Colombo (NCC)
Jul 11, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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