Nick Cook (cricketer)

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Nick Cook
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Personal information
Full nameNicholas Grant Billson Cook
Born (1956-06-17) 17 June 1956 (age 63)
Leicester, England
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
Umpiring information
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Runs scored1793,138491
Batting average 8.5211.669.26
Top score317523
Balls bowled4,17414464,46310,077
Wickets 525879200
Bowling average 32.4819.0029.0134.06
5 wickets in innings 40310
10 wickets in match1040
Best bowling6/652/187/344/22
Catches/stumpings 5/–2/–197/–74/–
Source: CricInfo, 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.

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