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Jimmy Cook
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Jimmy Cook

South Africa
Jimmy Cook

INTL CAREER: 1991 - 1993

Full Name

Stephen James Cook

Born

July 31, 1953, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Age

67y 325d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(son)

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Jimmy Cook was an exceptional opening batsman who was unfortunate in that most of his career coincided with the twilight days of the apartheid regime. By the time he made his belated international debut he was almost 40 and past his best. Originally a middle-order batsman for Transvaal, it was when he moved to become an opener that his career took off. He broke almost every domestic record for his province, and when he finally got a chance overseas - with Somerset - he underlined his quality with a huge number of runs, more than 7500 in three summers, including 28 hundreds. A first-choice for South Africa against various rebel touring sides, he was not picked when South Africa returned to the international fold, but finally made his Test debut against India in 1992-93. By then, however, he had begun to show weakness against pace and his fielding, which had been brilliant in his youth, was letting him down. His enthusiasm remained undiminished, and in his latter years he captained Transvaal with success. He turned his hand to coaching, first as director of coaching with the UCBSA, and then in a unsuccessful stint with Hampshire which ended in his dismissal in 2002. As a coach at King Edward School in Johannesburg he oversaw the development of Graeme Smith. He went on to become a batting coach for the Highveld Lions.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3601074317.8337328.680010000
ODI440673516.7511856.77004010
FC2704755721143313*50.5864871570
List A286281241063917741.392463890
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
ODI4------------
FC27014410732/2535.6648.0000
List A2866411/41/44.006.00000
Stephen James Cook
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Photos


Jimmy Cook at Press conference
Jimmy Cook ; thumbnail portrait 2002
Jimmy Cook talks to Shane Warne
Jimmy Cook ; thumbnail portrait
Jimmy Cook and Andrew Hudson walk out to open the innings
Jimmy Cook and Andrew Hudson walk out to open the innings