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Simon Cook

Bowling Coach, Capped Player 202

Date of Birth15th January 1977DebutMiddlesex 1999, Kent 2005
Years of Service2005-2012Capped2007
Nickname(s)ChefBatRight-hand
Best BatFirst Class - 93* Middlesex v Notts, 2001, List A - 71 v Yorkshire 2006BowlRight-arm medium-fast
Best BowlFirst Class - 8-63 Middx v Northants, 2002, List A - 6-35 v Sussex 2007Shirt Sponsor-
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Player Biography

Since his arrival at the St Lawrence Ground in 2005, Cook was been one of the club’s most reliable performers with his nagging accuracy. The right-arm seam bowler joined Kent from Middlesex, where he honed his skills under the tutelage of Angus Fraser.

Noted as one of the most consistent bowlers on the county circuit, Simon’s return of over 340 first class wickets shows he is an invaluable commodity. However it is really in the shorter form of the game where he really excelled. He played a major role in the Spitfires’ 2007 Twenty20 Cup success when his tight middle-over bowling, and knack of taking crucial wickets at regular intervals, helped Rob Key’s men to glory.

With 229 List A and 81 t20 wickets to his name, Simon continued to prove his worth as a dangerous bowler in one-day cricket. He also has good ability with the bat, often providing valuable runs down the order; something which was evident when he made 51, in the LV= County Championship fixture against Middlesex, batting at eleven.

After spells with France, Hong Kong Cricket Club and the Hong Kong national team, Cook rejoined the club in October 2019 as a specialist bowling coach.

Other Teams

Middlesex, MCC

Overseas Teams

Hong Kong Cricket Club