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Geoff Cook
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Geoff Cook

England
Geoff Cook

INTL CAREER: 1981 - 1983

Full Name

Geoffrey Cook

Born

October 09, 1951, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire

Age

70y 18d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Height

6ft

Education

Middlesborough High School

TEAMS

Though a very able county opening batsman, Geoff Cook's main contribution to English cricket has been as an administrator and coach. Having been instrumental in improving the lot of the county pro through his diligent work as secretary and chairman of the Cricketer's Association, in 1991 he returned to his native north-east as Director of Cricket for Durham's maiden season as a first-class county. He 2007 he was named coach and guided the club to their first silverware, the Friends Provident Trophy. However, better followed the following season when Durham secured the Championship with victory against Kent. "I think this is probably my proudest achievement," he said.

In common with several other players of his generation, Cook's England chance came about as a result of the ban imposed on the 1982 rebel tourists to S.Africa. He never really seized this opportunity, being unable to transfer his consistent county form to the big stage. As coach, it was a different story.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test71302036615.6152938.370220090
ODI6601063217.6626140.61006020
FC460793652327720331.97371124193
List A37034628845613026.594511540
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test7342270---3.85-000
ODI6------------
FC4601238806153/4753.733.9082.500
List A37012100---5.00-000
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Photos


Geoff Cook kisses the Championship trophy
Geoff Cook with the County Championship trophy
Geoff Cook and Durham are presented with the County Championship title by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Geoff Cook with the Friends Provident Trophy
Geoff Cook
Geoff Cook on the attack