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Nick Cook      

Full name Nicholas Grant Billson Cook

Born June 17, 1956, Leicester

Current age 58 years 161 days

Major teams England, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire

Nickname Beast, Rag'ead

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Umpire

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Lutterworth High

Nicholas Grant Billson Cook
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 25 4 179 31 8.52 759 23.58 0 0 16 0 5 0
ODIs 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 0
First-class 356 365 96 3137 75 11.66 0 4 197 0
List A 223 89 36 491 23 9.26 0 0 74 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 25 4174 1689 52 6/65 11/83 32.48 2.42 80.2 1 4 1
ODIs 3 3 144 95 5 2/18 2/18 19.00 3.95 28.8 0 0 0
First-class 356 64460 25507 879 7/34 29.01 2.37 73.3 31 4
List A 223 10077 6812 200 4/22 4/22 34.06 4.05 50.3 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Aug 11-15, 1983 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 24-29, 1989 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v England at Karachi, Mar 26, 1984 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Cuttack, Oct 22, 1989 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1978-1994
List A span 1979-1994
Profile

Nick Cook was a slow left-armer who showed rare penetration for a modern-day English finger-spinner. Cook only made his debut, against New Zealand at Lord's in 1983, because Phil Edmonds ricked his back getting out of a car, but he didn't look back. He took 5 for 35 in his first innings, and four five-fors in his first four Tests (by contrast, John Emburey took six in 64 Tests), including two against Pakistan in Karachi in 1983-84 on his way to match figures of 11 for 83. But after taking 32 wickets at an average of 17 in those four Tests, he was impotence personified: his last 11 Tests brought 20 wickets at an average of 57. Cook was also the bowler when England surrendered the Ashes in 1989 - David Boon swept him to seal victory at Old Trafford. He subsequently became an umpire.
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May 2, 2001

Taken at the Northamptonshire photocall April 2001

Nick Cook ; thumbnail portrait

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Tour Results
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Mar 22-26, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 14-18, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Dunedin - Mar 6-10, 2013
Match drawn
NZ XI v England XI at Queenstown - Feb 27-Mar 2, 2013
NZ XI won by 3 wickets
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 23, 2013
England won by 5 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
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