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Cook, Jimmy
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Test: 1992 - 1993
ODI: 1991 - 1993
South Africa (Country)
Somerset Sabres (Regional)

Life prior to match-fixing bombshell: Hansie Cronje & Allan Donald (1995)

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Cook,  Jimmy

Stephen James "Jimmy" Cook was on born 31 July 1953. He is a right hand opening batsman. He made his Test debut against India in 1992, in the first match after readmission. He played in three Tests and four ODIs from 1991 to 1993. His son Stephen Cook made his Test debut against England in the 4th Test in 2016 scoring a century.

Cook was a prolific opening batsman both in his native South Africa and for Somerset County Cricket Club but South Africa's exclusion from Test cricket cost him a significant Test career. He played in all 19 of South Africa's 'unofficial Test matches' against rebel sides.

Aged 39 and having waited two decades for an official Test cap, he edged Kapil Dev's opening ball, a late outswinger, to third slip in the First Test between South Africa and India at Durban in November 1992, to become the first debutant to be dismissed by the first ball of a Test match;[2] Leon Garrick of the West Indies also suffered this fate nine years later.

He scored over 7,500 runs for Somerset in his three seasons with the club, including 28 hundreds. In 270 first-class matches, he scored 21,143 runs with a top score of 313* at an average of 50.58. He scored 64 first-class hundreds. In 286 List A cricket games, he made 10,639 runs at 41.39 with a best of 177.

Source: CricketCrowd Staff Reporter and Wikipedia

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