Chris Cooke

Country: England
Born: May 30, 1986, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Slow medium
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Chris Cooke Bio

Christopher Barry Cooke, widely known as Chris Cooke, is a talented cricketer hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa. Born on April 25, 1987, Cooke is a forceful middle-order batsman and wicketkeeper who has made a significant impact in the world of cricket.

Although he grew up in Johannesburg, Cooke’s cricketing journey took him to different parts of England. During several summers, he played league cricket in Sussex, where he honed his skills and developed a strong foundation. He then ventured to Tamworth in the Birmingham League and Bournemouth in the Southern Premier League, showcasing his prowess on the pitch.

The year 2011 proved to be a turning point in Cooke’s career when he got an opportunity with Glamorgan, a county cricket club based in Cardiff, England. Making his debut in Glamorgan’s first XI in a T20 match against Middlesex in Cardiff, Cooke grabbed the attention of fans and cricket enthusiasts. In a jaw-dropping display of power-hitting, he struck his second, third, and fourth balls for six, leaving spectators in awe of his talent. Later that summer, Cooke’s exceptional batting skills were on full display when he scored a magnificent century against Somerset in the 40-over competition, cementing his place in the Glamorgan side.

Since then, Cooke has emerged as a key player for Glamorgan in various formats of the game. In limited-overs cricket, he showcased his ability to play eye-catching innings, which helped Glamorgan reach a final at Lord’s in 2013. The following year, Cooke became a regular in the Championship, Glamorgan’s first-class cricket team. In 2014, he scored his maiden first-class century, an impressive 171 against Kent at Canterbury, finishing the season with a total of 870 runs at an impressive average of 43.50. The following year, Cooke added two more first-class centuries to his name and played a pivotal match-winning innings against Kent in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

However, Cooke faced a setback in 2016 when a back injury, specifically a trapped nerve in his spine, affected his ability to keep wickets. Despite the challenges, he showed resilience and made a strong comeback in the following season. In 2019, Cooke was appointed as captain of both Glamorgan’s Championship and 50-over sides, highlighting his leadership abilities.

Beyond his contributions on the field, Cooke is also a level two cricket coach, illustrating his commitment to the development and growth of the sport.

With his powerful batting, reliable wicketkeeping skills, and leadership qualities, Chris Cooke has become a well-established and respected cricketer in England. As he continues to excel on the cricketing stage, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing more of his remarkable performances.

Chris Cooke Career Stats

Chris Cooke Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 130 216 37 7161 205* 40 13037 54.92 12 40 890 38 286 14
List A 92 84 9 2616 161 34.88 2695 97.06 3 14 223 59 58 5
T20s 152 134 27 2593 113* 24.23 1855 139.78 1 7 176 120 89 14

Chris Cooke Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 130 3 45 38 0 - - - 5.06 - 0 0 0
List A 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 152 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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