South Australia, Melbourne Renegades, Somerset
Tom Cooper is an Australian born cricketer who has played over 20 International matches for the Netherlands and is now currently starring for South Australia and the Melbourne Renegades.
An aggressive batsman, Cooper was an Australian Under-19 representative – he made 104 against South Africa in the 2005-06 Youth World Cup – until he broke into the senior South Australian side in November 2008. With solid scores in his debut year for Sth Australia Cooper was selected to play the West Indies in the Prime Ministers XI tour match in February of 2010 where he scored a swash buckling 160 not out.
Fast-tracked into the Dutch national side (his mother was a Dutch national), Cooper became the first cricketer to score half centuries in each of his first three One Day Internationals. On the back of this he was selected for the Netherlands in the 2011 World Cup including and scored 47 against England and 55 against the West Indies. With selection in the Australia A side to tour England in 2012 Cooper now has his eyes set on Australian representation.