Andrew Crook

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Andrew Crook
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Personal information
Full name Andrew Richard Crook
Born (1980-10-14) 14 October 1980 (age 36)
Adelaide, Australia
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Right-arm off spin
Role All-rounder
Relations SP Crook (brother) MA Crook (father)
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 11 21 10
Runs scored 493 444 51
Batting average 30.81 27.75 12.75
100s/50s 0/5 1/0 0/0
Top score 88 162* 15
Balls bowled 896 423 126
Wickets 8 12 7
Bowling average 71.75 34.33 28.71
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/71 3/32 2/25
Catches/stumpings 8/- 4/- 3/-
Source: [1], 11 February 2011

Andrew Richard Crook (born 14 October 1980, in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian cricketer and sports administrator. He played first-class cricket for South Australia, Lancashire and Northamptonshire as an all-rounder, bowling off spin. He is the brother of English county player Steven Crook,[1] who played alongside him at both Lancashire and Northants.

Cricketing career[edit]

Crook made his first-class debut for South Australia in November 1998, against a touring England side, taking the wicket of Nasser Hussain. He played no further first team matches for South Australia, but played in England for Lancashire between 2004 and 2006. He was qualified to play in England as a non-overseas player because he had a British passport, having been born to British parents.[2]

He moved to Northamptonshire for the 2007 season and played six first-class matches for the county.[3]

Sports administration[edit]

Crook found opportunities to play for the first team at Northants hard to come by, and began to combine playing with working on the commercial side of the club.[4] He subsequently worked as General Manager of the Netball Superleague in England, before moving to the equivalent job in the ANZ Championship, a netball league covering Australia and New Zealand.[5] He has since become the Chief Operating Officer of the Australian National Basketball League[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Crook: Australia". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Jolly, Laura. "'Aussie' Steve hits the right note again". Cricket.com.au. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dawson signs for Northants". Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Northants terminate player's contract". Northampton Chronicle & Echo. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ex-cricketer new trans-Tasman netball boss". Newshub. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Hinton, Marc. "Breakers ponder, rivals pounce". Stuff. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 

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