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Tom Cooper

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
31
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.

 

Classy Cooper tons up at MCG

Tom Cooper continued his excellent recent form with a superb hundred for the Redbacks in their Shield clash against Victoria in Melbourne


4:54 Cooper-makes-most-of-reprieve-with-score-of-178-still

Cooper makes most of reprieve with score of 178

Having only earned selection in the match due to an injury to Callum Fergsuon, SA’s Tom Cooper emphatically took his chance against Queensland


3:41 Cooper-takes-a-liking-to-Queensland-attack-still

Cooper takes a liking to Queensland attack

Tom Cooper hit 15 fours and seven massive sixes as he scored a superb 139 from 134 balls for South Australia in the JLT Cup against Queensland


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Baggy Green bat-off: How the hopefuls fared

Take a look at who fired and who misfired on day two of Round Two of the JLT Sheffield Shield


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