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Geoff Cope
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Geoff Cope

England
Geoff Cope

INTL CAREER: 1977 - 1978

Full Name

Geoffrey Alan Cope

Born

February 23, 1947, Burmantofts, Leeds, Yorkshire

Age

74y 212d

Nicknames

Todge

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Education

Temple Moor School, Leeds

TEAMS

In a long career dogged by difficulties with the fairness of his bowling action, Geoff Cope showed both courage and persistence by re-modeling his delivery twice - after suspension by the authorities in 1972 and 1978 -each time returning to top-class cricket. An offspinner who preferred to push the ball through and a dogged tail-end batsman, question marks over his action meant that his England appearances were limited to one series in Pakistan in 1977-78. He nearly took a hat-trick on debut too: having dismissed Abdul Qadir and Sarfraz Nawaz, he had Iqbal Qasim caught at slip by Mike Brearley. But as Qasim was leaving the crease, Brearley, unsure as to the legitimacy of the catch, recalled him.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test330402213.3318421.73001010
ODI21111*-1100.00000000
FC2462619323837814.1805710
List A44241411218*11.200090
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3586427783/1024/9134.622.56108.00000
ODI221123521/161/1617.502.5056.00000
FC24643489169486868/7324.702.3363.30356
List A4419151168293/243/2440.273.6566.00000
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