Neville Cooper

Updated: Mar 2

Nickname: Coop D'Ville

Date of Birth: 29/03/1971

Former Clubs: Pretoria CC, Harlequins (Pretoria), Defence, Oostelikes (Pretoria), Pretoria Technicon, Koeberg CC, Durbanville CC

Favourite Player: Adam Gilchrist, Mark Boucher, Jacques Kallis

Favourite Shots: Cover drive, Hook

Drink of Choice: Red wine, Whiskey

One of the older statesmen in the team, Neville Cooper remains one of the classiest when in full flow, with a wagon wheel that looks the exact opposite of Graeme Smith's. A former Northern Transvaal Schools opening bowler (despite his stature), he has reinvented himself as a top wicketkeeper (despite his small hands) who can also pitch in with some (very rare) leggies. Was once called for a no-ball while keeping because the peak of his cap encroached on the crease, and was also show a red card (true story) in a Boland Super League game for calling the umpire a fat p**s after being gunned LBW.

Overall Rollers Stats (since 2007/08)

Debut: 1998

Innings: 122

Runs: 2637

Average: 28.35

Highest Score: 81

6s/4s: 18/281

Overs: 53

Wickets: 18

Average: 17.4

Best Bowling: 4-0-13-3

RPO: 5.9

Catches: 75 (plus 28 stumpings & 6 run-outs)

* Last updated 02/03/2020