Stephen Cook      

Full name Stephen Craig Cook

Born November 29, 1982, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 36 years 356 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 11 19 0 632 117 33.26 1402 45.07 3 2 66 0 6 0
First-class 229 422 33 15396 390 39.57 48 60 137 0
List A 170 165 12 5874 127* 38.39 7487 78.45 11 42 31 0
T20s 23 23 0 554 66 24.08 465 119.13 0 2 73 1 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 1 12 16 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 229 822 485 11 3/42 3/42 44.09 3.54 74.7 0 0 0
List A 170 243 248 6 1/2 1/2 41.33 6.12 40.5 0 0 0
T20s 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 16-18, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Gauteng v KwaZulu-Natal at Johannesburg, Mar 28-30, 2019 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Gauteng v Eastern Province at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Lions v Eastern Cape at Potchefstroom, Apr 23, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s North West v Gauteng at Potchefstroom, Sep 3, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
16, 62* Gauteng v KZ-Natal Johannesburg 28 Mar 2019 FC
0, 5 Gauteng v Border Johannesburg 14 Mar 2019 FC
12 Gauteng v E. Province Johannesburg 24 Feb 2019 LA
2, 60 Gauteng v E. Province Johannesburg 21 Feb 2019 FC
27 Gauteng v Boland Paarl 17 Feb 2019 LA
135 Gauteng v Boland Paarl 14 Feb 2019 FC
19 Gauteng v W Province Johannesburg 10 Feb 2019 LA
0, 7 Gauteng v W Province Johannesburg 7 Feb 2019 FC
21, 0/0, 28 Lions v Warriors Potchefstroom 28 Jan 2019 FC
49, 4 Lions v Knights Bloemfontein 21 Jan 2019 FC
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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Mar 18, 2017

Stephen Cook reacts to Quinton de Kock's missed stumping, New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day, March 18, 2017

Stephen Cook reacts to Quinton de Kock's missed stumping

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Mar 9, 2017

Stephen Cook was hit on the hand while fielding, New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day, March 9, 2017

Stephen Cook was hit on the hand while fielding

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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

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