|First-class span||1967/68 - 1968/69|
|List A span||1969/70 - 1969/70|
|Test debut||South Africa v India at Durban, Nov 13-17, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 2-5, 2000 scorecard|
|ODI debut||South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth, Dec 9, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Apr 16, 2000 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Feb 4, 2007 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Feb 10, 2007 scorecard|
Married with three sons (all first-class cricketers) and three daughters.
Interests: former professional footballer.
Plays of the day from the IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians, in Pune
Also: the oldest maiden Test centurions, most Test matches missed, and keeper-captains' double-hundreds
He cannot match the big hitters for power, but his numbers are as good as theirs - if not better
Alastair Cook looks forward to a milestone no England player has reached before, while also realising that now he's closer to the end than the beginning of his career