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Tom Cooper

Batter

RUNS
976
AVERAGE
48.8

Tom Cooper

Batter

RUNS
404
AVERAGE
28.86

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
30
HEIGHT
187CM
BORN

Wollongong

COUNTRY

Netherlands

Netherlands
STATE

SA

SA
LOCAL CLUB

Port Adelaide Cricket Club

Bio

Right-hander Tom Cooper made his state debut in 2008 and quickly made an impression, scoring a century against New South Wales, the state of his birth, in just his fourth one-day match for South Australia.

He gained international headlines with an incredible innings of 160 not out from 120 balls for the Prime Minister’s XI against the touring West Indies side in early 2010 and later that year, he decided to represent the Netherlands, who he qualified for thanks to his mother who was born in Dutch New Guinea.

He became the first cricketer to score half-centuries in each of his first three ODIs before he added a century in his fifth match and 96 in his seventh, at which point his average was 81.33.

He represented the Dutch at the 2011 World Cup and then found form for the Redbacks in Sheffield Shield cricket, scoring an unbeaten 203 against NSW in Sydney and compiling 881 runs at 51.82 in 2013-14 to earn Australia A selection.

He also performed well in the Big Bash League for Adelaide Strikers and then Melbourne Renegades, before steering the Netherlands at the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. He averaged 57.75 for the tournament, including an incredible innings of 45 from just 15 balls to guide to the Dutch to a qualification win over Ireland.

 

MATCHES
23
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
101
BEST BOWLING
3-11
Bowling
WICKETS
13
AVERAGE
33.7
ECONOMY
4.75
S/R
42.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
976
INNINGS
22
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
48.8
100s
1
50s
8
MATCHES
18
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
72
BEST BOWLING
2-18
Bowling
WICKETS
3
AVERAGE
44
ECONOMY
7.76
S/R
34
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
404
INNINGS
17
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
28.86
100s
0
50s
2

Cooper cool under pressure for SA

Redbacks batsman Tom Cooper help South Australia build their lead on day three at Blundstone Arena, sharing a key stand with Callum Ferguson


1:21 Coopers-costly-batdrop-hands-NSW-unlikely-wicket-still

Cooper's costly bat-drop hands NSW unlikely wicket

Tom Cooper was left to rue dropping his bat after shouldering arms as Peter Nevill effected an unusual stumping standing back to Trent Copeland


3:26 Extended-highlights-Redbacks-duo-tame-Bulls-still

Extended highlights: Redbacks duo tame Bulls

SA pair Tom Cooper (115no) and Jake Lehmann (78no) put on an unbroken 187-run stand to take their side to victory over Queensland in Adelaide


All-time record broken, then broken

The Hobart Hurricanes have broken a BBL record, set earlier in the night by their opponents, to beat the Melbourne Renegades and keep their season alive


Extended-highlights-Heads-ton-propels-Redbacks-still

Head's dazzling 130 puts SA in command

Ladder-leading Victoria are on the back foot after the young Redbacks' skipper posted a superb ton on the opening day of their Shield final rematch


Cooper finds form as Hughes fog lifts

Redbacks coach Jamie Siddons says batsman Tom Cooper has put tragic death of teammate aside to rediscover love of the game