Nick Cook (cricketer)

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Nick Cook
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Personal information
Full name Nicholas Grant Billson Cook
Born (1956-06-17) 17 June 1956 (age 60)
Leicester, England
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Umpiring information
FC umpired 98 (2006–present)
LA umpired 87 (2006–present)
T20 umpired 78 (2007–present)
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs First class List A
Matches 15 3 356 223
Runs scored 179 - 3138 491
Batting average 8.52 - 11.66 9.26
100s/50s -/- -/- 0/4 0/0
Top score 31 - 75 23
Balls bowled 4174 144 64463 10077
Wickets 52 5 879 200
Bowling average 32.48 19.00 29.01 34.06
5 wickets in innings 4 - 31 0
10 wickets in match 1 n/a 4 0
Best bowling 6/65 2/18 7/34 4/22
Catches/stumpings 5/- 2/- 197/0 74/0
Source: CricketArchive, 11 July 2015

Nicholas Grant Billson "Nick" Cook (born 17 June 1956) is an English cricket umpire and former player who appeared in 15 Tests and three ODIs between 1983 and 1989.[1] A slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler and a lower order right-handed batsman, he played first-class and List A cricket from 1978 to 1994. He is currently an ECB appointed umpire on the professional circuit. He was born in Leicester and attended Lutterworth Grammar School.

Cook made his international debut against New Zealand. He picked up 32 wickets in his first four Tests, taking four five-fors, including one on debut,[2] and a best bowling match return of 11 for 83 against Pakistan at Karachi.[3] However, Cook's next 11 Tests fetched him 20 wickets at an average of 56.75, and he was dropped. His total of 52 Test wickets were taken at an average of 32.48.

In the domestic game, Cook played for Leicestershire, before later moving to Northamptonshire.[3]

Since retiring from the game, Cook has become an umpire and in November 2008, was promoted to the ECB full list for the 2009 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nick Cook". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  2. ^ "3rd Test: England v New Zealand at Lord's, Aug 11-15, 1983". espncricinfo. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Bateman, Colin (1993). If The Cap Fits. Tony Williams Publications. p. 42. ISBN 1-869833-21-X.