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Bob Cowper
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Bob Cowper

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1964 - 1993

Full Name

Robert Maskew Cowper

Born

October 05, 1940, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Age

80y 219d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(brother)

Other

Referee

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test27462206130746.845100210
FC147228311059530753.7826581510
List A441773325.660040
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test273630051139364/487/13531.6383.40300
FC1471491557091837/4231.1981.5010
List A41005932/172/1719.6633.30000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test22
ODI1212
Robert Maskew Cowper
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Debut/Last Matches

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  • Referee
FC Matches
Span
1959/60 - 1969/70
List A Matches
Span
1969/70 - 1969/70

Photos


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