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flukes
26 Aug 20 08:07
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Still opening the bowling for Kent, 20 wickets in 4 matches including 2 five-fors and contributes with the bat with middle order runs. Just earned another one year contract extension, a tribute to his fitness and ability. Has to be one of the best county cricketers of all time.
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Report mad mad moon August 26, 2020 10:10 PM BST
Totally agree.
A few late 30 somethings carry on for the T20 cash, and batsmen like Gooch and Close can play in their 40s ,
but to still be playing 4 day cricket at 44 as a competitive all rounder is phenomenal.
Report Cardinal Scott August 27, 2020 5:30 PM BST
Tremendous Operator!
Report mafeking August 28, 2020 1:12 AM BST
doing very well to be still taking wickets regularly in his mid 40s but really doesn't say much for the standard of batting in the championship. been a few very one sided games with div 1 heavyweights up against some of the weaker div 2 sides in the last month
Report dambuster September 8, 2020 12:48 PM BST
Excellent pro, but didn't  W G Grace play into he's 70s ?
Report flukes September 8, 2020 11:13 PM BST
Another 9 wicket haul
Report Richie_Burnett October 5, 2020 8:06 PM BST
He's just made the PCA team of the year:

Darren Stevens

167 Overall MVP points
Averaging 33.37 points per game
Third highest red-ball bowling MVP points
Three five-wicket hauls

www.glamorgancricket.com/news/chris-cooke-named-in-pca-team-of-the-year

Chris Cooke best keeperDevil
Report Richie_Burnett April 9, 2021 7:31 PM BST
Oldest centurion for 35 years in county championshipCrazy
Report Richard LL April 9, 2021 10:58 PM BST
A great effort.
Who was the centurion 1n 1986?
Report Richard LL April 9, 2021 11:00 PM BST
Boycs? Amiss?
Report Richie_Burnett April 10, 2021 3:48 AM BST

Apr 9, 2021 -- 4:58PM, Richard LL wrote:


A great effort.Who was the centurion 1n 1986?


Chris Balderstone for Leicestershire.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Balderstone

Report Richie_Burnett May 3, 2021 7:12 AM BST
Took 5-53 on his 45th birthday but they still lost to Glamorgan inside 2 daysLaugh
Report Richie_Burnett May 4, 2021 7:30 AM BST
He's actually some way short of being the oldest bowler to take five in an innings in the Championship: Warwickshire's Willie Quaife claimed three in 1926, when he was 54 years old. The oldest to take a five-for in any first-class match was William Lillywhite, who was 58 when he took six for Over-36 against Under-36 at Lord's in 1850.

I think the last 50-year-old to take five wickets in a Championship innings was Tom Goddard, the Gloucestershire offspinner, who did it three times in 1952 at the age of 51.
Crazy
Report Cupwinkcook May 8, 2021 10:31 AM BST
used to be a couple of aul lads that played Sunday League 40 over matches in the late 80s, always spinners

Flat Jack Simmons for Lancashire
Norman Gifford - was it Warwickshire?

Had to be hidden in the field and couldn't bat for toffee

but bowled their overs economically
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