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Stephen Cook      

Full name Stephen Craig Cook

Born November 29, 1982, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 34 years 82 days

Major teams South Africa, Gauteng, Lions, South Africa A

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Father - SJ Cook

Stephen Craig Cook
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 15 0 615 117 41.00 1337 45.99 3 2 66 0 6 0
First-class 188 345 29 12966 390 41.03 40 52 123 0
List A 148 143 12 5087 127* 38.83 6514 78.09 9 37 25 0
Twenty20 20 20 0 477 66 23.85 389 122.62 0 2 64 1 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 1 12 16 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 188 792 450 11 3/42 3/42 40.90 3.40 72.0 0 0 0
List A 148 225 226 5 1/2 1/2 45.20 6.02 45.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 12-14, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Lions v Knights at Johannesburg, Feb 9-11, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town, Feb 28, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lions v Eastern Cape at Potchefstroom, Apr 23, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Lions v Warriors at Johannesburg, Dec 6, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
81 Lions v Warriors Johannesburg 19 Feb 2017 LA
1/4, 6, 42 Lions v Knights Johannesburg 9 Feb 2017 FC
50, 20, 0/2 Lions v Warriors East London 2 Feb 2017 FC
17, 10 Lions v Dolphins Pietermaritzburg 19 Jan 2017 FC
10 South Africa v Sri Lanka Johannesburg 12 Jan 2017 Test # 2247
0, 30 South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town 2 Jan 2017 Test # 2244
59, 117 South Africa v Sri Lanka Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2016 Test # 2243
40, 104 South Africa v Australia Adelaide 24 Nov 2016 Test # 2236
11 Sth Africans v Victoria XI Melbourne 19 Nov 2016 Other OD
23 South Africa v Australia Hobart 12 Nov 2016 Test # 2233
Profile

With textbook technique and a temperament to match, Stephen Cook seemed an obvious candidate for international honours from an early age but ended up being a late bloomer, much like his father Jimmy. Cook was schooled at the King Edward VII School, two years below Graeme Smith and the pair occasionally opened the batting together. While Smith was aggressive and unorthodox in his approach, Cook was as correct as they come, with a serene cover drive and a confident pull shot in his repertoire.

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Jan 14, 2017

Stephen Cook steadies under a catch, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day, January 14, 2017

Stephen Cook steadies under a catch

© Associated Press

Jan 12, 2017

Stephen Cook leaves during a watchful opening spell, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day, January 12, 2017

Stephen Cook leaves during a watchful opening spell

© AFP

Jan 4, 2017

Dean Elgar and Stephen Cook added 64 for the first wicket, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day, January, 4, 2017

Dean Elgar and Stephen Cook added 64 for the first wicket

© Gallo Images

Tour Results
South Africa v Pakistan at Benoni - Mar 24, 2013
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Durban - Mar 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Mar 17, 2013
South Africa won by 34 runs
South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion - Mar 15, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa v Pakistan at Bloemfontein - Mar 10, 2013
South Africa won by 125 runs
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