Tom Cooper


Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin


Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin


Wollongong, New South Wales






Port Adelaide Cricket Club


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.


Composed Cooper carries his bat for Redbacks

South Australian veteran Tom Cooper displayed superb patience as he contributed an unbeaten 271 for his state in their Sheffield Shield match against Victoria


Experienced Cooper crafts classy half-century

South Australia veteran Tom Cooper hit six fours and one massive six during an unbeaten knock of 52 during his side's easy victory over New South Wales

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Cooper makes key return to form

The Melbourne Renegades stand-in skipper turned a struggling season on its head with an aggressive innings that measured conditions well to hit eight boundaries and a six in his 33-ball knock of 49

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South Australia axe star batting pair

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