Matches (13)
PSL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (1)
WPL (1)
Dang CL (1)

Full Name

Robert Maskew Cowper

Born

October 05, 1940, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Age

83y 149d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Batting Allrounder

RELATIONS

(brother)

Other

Referee

A stockbroker and merchant banker too intelligent and ambitious to linger long in a game offering such modest financial rewards, Bob Cowper renounced Test cricket at 28, though not before he had built an impressive portfolio of achievement as a left-hand batsman and finger-spinner. His 12-hour 307 against England at Melbourne in February 1966 was the highest Test innings and the only triple-century on Australian soil until Matthew Hayden's 380 in 2003-04. His fertile cricket imagination and sense of injustice at the lot of the average Australian cricketer left a strong impression on Ian Chappell, in time a militant campaigner for the rights of his comrades.
Gideon Haigh

Bob Cowper Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests27462206130746.845100210
FC147228311059530753.782658-1510
List A441773325.6600-40

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests273630051139364/487/13531.632.2783.4300
FC147-1491557091837/42-31.192.2981.5-10
List A4-1005932/172/1719.663.5333.3000

Umpire & Referee

FormatMatReferee
Tests22
ODIs1212
Robert Maskew Cowper

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Test
ODI

Debut/Last Matches of Bob Cowper

FC Matches

Span
1959/60 - 1969/70

List A Matches

Span
1969/70 - 1969/70

Recent Matches of Bob Cowper

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Victoria vs West Aust512/7513-Feb-1970PerthFC
Victoria vs South Aust23 & 28*1/26 & 0/2406-Feb-1970AdelaideFC
Victoria vs Queensland15 & 151/3930-Jan-1970BrisbaneFC
Victoria vs NSW3 & 393/26 & 1/3724-Jan-1970SydneyFC
Victoria vs N Zealanders99 & 60/9 & 0/509-Jan-1970MelbourneFC

Photos of Bob Cowper

The 1968 Australian team in London
Bob Cowper edges a ball from Bhagwath Chandrasekhar over Chandu Borde's head
Bob Cowper batting against England in 1965-66