Captain Chris Cooke signs new contract with Glamorgan

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Dafydd Jones March 16, 2021

Author: Dafydd Jones

Glamorgan Cricket captain Chris Cooke, has committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year deal.

The wicketkeeper has extended his stay at Sophia Gardens until at least the end of the 2023 season.

Since signing for the club in 2011, Cooke has gone on to make 280 appearances across all formats, 8,658 runs, as well as taking 259 catches.

In his most recent campaign, the captain was named Glamorgan Player of the Year after he top-scored for the club in the Bob Willis Trophy and was also named in the PCA Team of the Year.

In the Bob Willis Trophy, Cooke hit 294 runs as well as 18 dismissals, as well as 221 runs in the Vitality Blast campaign.

Impressively, Cooke sits in second place in most runs scored by a Glamorgan player in T20 cricket with 1,880 runs, trailing only Colin Ingram.

“I’m delighted to put pen to paper and represent the daff for at least the next three seasons,” said Cooke.

“We have an incredibly talented squad and I’m genuinely excited to be a part of it. I’d also like to repay the faith the club has shown in me by continuing to help build a squad ready to challenge for silverware.”

Director of cricket, Mark Wallace, said, “Chris has had a major impact on the club since he joined us, and we’re absolutely delighted he’s agreed to extend his contract.

“He’s turned himself into a very good wicket-keeper and although he’s easily one of the most destructive batsmen on the county circuit, he reads the game incredibly well and plays the match situation.

“He consistently puts in performances across all three formats and in the last couple of years has become the true leader of this team.”

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