He was born in Yorkshire and spent the bulk of his playing career with Northamptonshire, but Geoff Cook is a Durham institution.
A former opening batsman who won the Gillette Cup in 1976 and played seven test matches for England, Cook became secretary and chairman of the Cricketer's Association before accepting a role as Director of Cricket with Durham after first class status was granted in 1991.
He was later appointed as coach in 2007 and promptly guided Durham to the Friends Provident Trophy in his first season in charge. The county's rise in the last few years has been meteoric and back-to-back County Championship titles would follow, with Cook proudly at the helm.
Cook was mid-way through his seventh campaign when health problems forced him to take some time off, but thankfully he was well enough to join in with the celebrations at the end of an astonishing summer.
His focus is now on the development of Durham's next generation of cricketers. Cook helps to oversee second team operations along with the youth and academy sides, with his wealth of experience a key asset to players and coaching staff alike.
First Class Highest Score - 203 (v Yorkshire, 1988)
List A Highest Score - 130 (v Shropshire, 1985)
Twenty20 Highest Score -
Best First Class Bowling Figures - 3-47 (v South Australia, 1982)
Best List A Bowling Figures -
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures -
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