Carl Hooper

Articles on Carl Hooper

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1 16-Jan-2015 Hooper Named Warriors Coach
2 18-Jan-2013 Hooper Says No To Bangladesh
3 19-Jul-2012 Akram: Hooper Among Best
4 05-Jan-2010 Hooper Plugs For Clive Lloyd
5 11-Dec-2009 Plenty Of Talent In Windies
6 09-Dec-2009 I Would Do It All Over Again
7 09-Sep-2009 Wants To Make A Difference
8 21-Jan-2009 Hooper To Coach New York Youths
9 31-Jul-2008 Hooper: Viv, Warne, Etc
10 03-Apr-2007 Hooper Honoured By His School
11 01-Apr-2007 The Fisherman's Net
12 26-Feb-2007 I Was Not Ready To Quit
13 25-Jan-2007 Christ Church Hooper Project
14 14-Sep-2003 Four Awarded Lancashire Caps
15 12-Sep-2003 Guyana Hopeful About Hooper
16 06-Sep-2003 Hooper In Lancashire Record
17 03-May-2003 Hooper To Play For Lancashire
18 10-Apr-2003 Hooper Post-Captaincy 2003
19 07-Apr-2003 Selectors Stick With Hooper
20 25-Mar-2003 Connie Hooper: Compassionate
21 05-Mar-2003 Hooper's Chin Is Up
22 02-Mar-2003 Hoops May Quit After World Cup
23 15-Nov-2002 Hooper To Miss Bangladesh Tour
24 16-Oct-2002 Hooper The 100-Test Man
25 16-Apr-2002 Hooper's Golden Treble Honoured
26 16-Apr-2002 Hooper First To Triple
27 12-Apr-2002 Hooper 233, Chanderpaul 140
28 11-Apr-2002 Hooper Delights At Bourda
29 10-Apr-2002 Win For All Guyanese
30 13-Dec-2001 2001 Was Extremely Busy
31 04-Oct-2001 Hooper Majestic As Guyana Wins
32 04-Oct-2001 Sir Carl Destroys S Windwards
33 16-Mar-2001 Hooper, Walsh Honoured By Mayor
34 15-Mar-2001 The Truth About Carl Hooper
35 08-Mar-2001 Sobers Sides With Holding
36 05-Mar-2001 Hooper: West Indies Captain
37 02-Mar-2001 Hooper To Lead West Indies
38 19-Feb-2001 Hooper Sets Regional Record
39 19-Feb-2001 Hooper Rewrites Record Books
40 19-Feb-2001 Return Of The Prodigal Son
41 07-Jan-2000 Hooper Dismisses News Report
42 06-Jan-2000 Hooper Unavailable For Guyana
43 25-Dec-1999 Hooper to Lead Guyana
44 25-Dec-1999 Hooper Appointed Guyana Captain
45 13-Dec-1999 Xmas Gift From Hooper
46 11-Dec-1999 Hooper To Play In Busta Cup
47 29-Apr-1999 The Unfillable Hooper Hole
48 26-Apr-1999 Hooper Retires Abruptly
49 05-Nov-1998 WICB Fires Lara, Hooper
50 04-Nov-1998 Hooper, Lara In Tour Dispute
51 06-Jan-1988 Hooper Cracks Maiden Test Ton
52 21-Nov-1986 Hooper, Jackman Laud Zimbabwe Trip

Carl Hooper Test Centuries

No Score Team Opponent Date
1 100* 530-5d India 26 Dec 1987
2 134 294 Pakistan 06 Dec 1990
3 111 419 England 20 Jun 1991
4 178* 438 Pakistan 01 May 1993
5 127 692-8d England 24 Aug 1995
6 102 277 Australia 22 Nov 1996
7 129 427 India 06 Mar 1997
8 106 212 Pakistan 06 Dec 1997
9 108* 500-7d England 20 Mar 1998
10 149 559-6d Zimbabwe 19 Jul 2001
11 233 501 India 11 Apr 2002
12 115 394 India 02 May 2002
13 136 629-9d India 10 May 2002

Carl Hooper 5-Wickets/Innings (Test)

No O M R W Match Date
1 11.5 3 40 5 Pakistan 16 Apr 1993
2 40 8 116 5 India 01 Dec 1994
3 13.4 5 26 5 Sri Lanka 20 Jun 1997
4 37.5 7 80 5 England 12 Mar 1998

Carl Hooper ODI Centuries

No Score Team Opponent Date
1 113* 278-6 India 22 Jan 1988
2 111   306-6 New Zealand 01 Nov 1994
3 110* 284-3 Australia 05 Jan 1997
4 105   293-8 South Africa 03 Nov 1997
5 100* 197-7 England 13 Dec 1997
6 108   292-9 South Africa 24 Jan 1999
7 112* 260-5 Pakistan 17 Feb 2002

Carl Hooper 4-Wickets/Innings (ODI)

No O M R W Opponent Date
1 7.5 0 34 4 Pakistan 20 Nov 1991
2 8.2 0 37 4 India 16 Dec 1997
3 10 0 52 4 South Africa 27 Jan 1999

Carl Hooper List A Centuries

No Score Team Match Date
1 113* 278-6 West Indies v India 22 Jan 1988
2 110   259-7 West Indians v Queensland 26 Dec 1991
3 103   309-7 Kent v Essex 04 Jul 1993
4 136* 384-6 Kent v Berkshire 21 Jun 1994
5 113   295-4 Kent v Derbyshire 21 Aug 1994
6 122   273-6 Kent v Northamptonshire 28 Aug 1994
7 111   306-6 West Indies v New Zealand 01 Nov 1994
8 104   296-5 Guyana v Leeward Islands 05 Nov 1995
9 145   314-6 Kent v Leicestershire 09 Jun 1996
10 110* 284-3 West Indies v Australia 05 Jan 1997
11 105   293-8 West Indies v South Africa 03 Nov 1997
12 100* 197-7 West Indies v England 13 Dec 1997
13 100   319-4 Kent v Durham 25 May 1998
14 108   292-9 West Indies v South Africa 24 Jan 1999
15 112* 260-5 West Indies v Pakistan 17 Feb 2002

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Photos

05-Sep-2009
Hooper and Family, 2009

Carl Hooper with his wife Connie and 2 children in Barbados in September 2009 for the Inaugural Cricket Legends of Barbados (CLOB) Masters 20/20 competition.

28-Feb-2003
Hooper, Jacobs Let One Through

Guyana and West Indies all-rounder Carl Hooper and West Indies keeper Ridly Jacobs inadvertently let one through between them in a World Cup match against Sri Lanka, on 28 February 2003 in Cape Town.

09-Feb-2003
WI At World Cup, 2003

Carl Hooper leads the West Indies contingent at the opening ceremony of the World Cup, at the Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa, on 9 February 2003. Also in the picture are Sarwan (left end 1st row) and Chanderpaul (right end 1st row).

24-Nov-2002
WI Defeat India 4-3, 2002

West Indies captain Carl Hooper receives the TVS Trophy in Vijayawada on 24 November 2002 after West Indies won the ODI series 4-3 against hosts India.

27-Apr-1987
Shell Shield Winners Guyana, 1987

The Guyana team, after winning the 1987 Shell Shield at Bourda on 27 April 1987. Standing from left:- R. Seeram, S. Matthews, J. Angus, C. Hooper, G. Charles, S. Dhaniram, A. Sattaur and S. Bamfield. Sitting from left:- A. Jackman, C. Butts, R. Harper (captain), Wilfred 'Sonny' Edun, T. Mohamed and C. Lambert.

Carl Hooper First Class Centuries

No Score Team Match Date
1 126 271 Guyana v Barbados 01 Feb 1985
2 100* 530-5d West Indies v India 26 Dec 1987
3 102 231 Guyana v Barbados 19 Jan 1990
4 134 294 West Indies v Pakistan 06 Dec 1990
5 102 242 Guyana v Barbados 11 Jan 1991
6 123 342-7d West Indians v Somerset 29 May 1991
7 111 419 West Indies v England 20 Jun 1991
8 196 449-6d West Indians v Hampshire 29 Jun 1991
9 111* 261-5d West Indians v Gloucestershire 31 Jul 1991
10 164* 423-6d West Indians v World XI 28 Aug 1991
11 115* 253-3d Kent v Durham 07 May 1992
12 121 368-7d Kent v Sussex 23 May 1992
13 131 332 Kent v Surrey 14 Jul 1992
14 100 300-6d Kent v Glamorgan 31 Jul 1992
15 102 603-8d Kent v Warwickshire 12 Sep 1992
16 124 507-9d West Indians v New South Wales 20 Nov 1992
17 178* 438 West Indies v Pakistan 01 May 1993
18 142 335-4d Kent v Essex 01 Jul 1993
19 166* 427-8d Kent v Lancashire 26 Aug 1993
20 236* 524-6d Kent v Glamorgan 16 Sep 1993
21 160 399 Kent v Essex 12 May 1994
22 136 359 Kent v Warwickshire 16 Jun 1994
23 183 407-5d Kent v Yorkshire 30 Jun 1994
24 138 273 Kent v Hampshire 04 Aug 1994
25 127 392 Kent v Somerset 08 Sep 1994
26 176 449-8d West Indians v Somerset 19 May 1995
27 118 637-5d West Indians v Combined Universities 28 Jun 1995
28 195 696-6d West Indians v Hampshire 16 Aug 1995
29 127 692-8d West Indies v England 24 Aug 1995
30 105 356-4d West Indians v Yorkshire 30 Aug 1995
31 155 590 Kent v Essex 16 May 1996
32 105 244 Kent v Durham 04 Jul 1996
33 103 445 Kent v Derbyshire 25 Jul 1996
34 102 277 West Indies v Australia 22 Nov 1996
35 101 263-7 Guyana v Barbados 28 Feb 1997
36 129 427 West Indies v India 06 Mar 1997
37 119 281 Guyana v Trinidad and Tobago 20 Mar 1997
38 146* 464 West Indians v Dr Khan's XI 11 Nov 1997
39 106 212 West Indies v Pakistan 06 Dec 1997
40 104 450-8d Guyana v Trinidad and Tobago 05 Mar 1998
41 108* 500-7d West Indies v England 20 Mar 1998
42 203 517 Kent v Lancashire 13 May 1998
43 122 334-7 Kent v Nottinghamshire 17 Jun 1998
44 100 364 Kent v Essex 15 Jul 1998
45 111 297 Kent v Gloucestershire 14 Aug 1998
46 154 344 Kent v Worcestershire 19 Aug 1998
47 157* 377-7 Kent v Northamptonshire 26 Aug 1998
48 109 466 West Indians v Griqualand West 14 Nov 1998
49 102 310 West Indies A v Australians 20 Mar 1999
50 159 436 Guyana v Barbados 05 Jan 2001
51 142 357-9d Guyana v Trinidad and Tobago 02 Feb 2001
52 128 334 Guyana v Jamaica 09 Feb 2001
53 128 425-9d Guyana v Windward Islands 16 Feb 2001
54 149 559-6d West Indies v Zimbabwe 19 Jul 2001
55 117 334-7 West Indians v Sri Lanka A 03 Nov 2001
56 222 491 Guyana v Leeward Islands 15 Mar 2002
57 149* 354 Guyana v Jamaica 04 Apr 2002
58 233 501 West Indies v India 11 Apr 2002
59 115 394 West Indies v India 02 May 2002
60 136 629-9d West Indies v India 10 May 2002
61 130* 462 Guyana v Jamaica 29 Mar 2003
62 101 502-6d Lancashire v Durham University 21 May 2003
63 128* 244-6 Lancashire v Kent 15 Jul 2003
64 117 479 Lancashire v Leicestershire 30 Jul 2003
65 201 734-5d Lancashire v Middlesex 21 Aug 2003
66 114 341 Lancashire v Surrey 26 Aug 2003
67 177 781 Lancashire v Warwickshire 03 Sep 2003
68 115 504-9d Lancashire v Northamptonshire 16 Apr 2004
69 100 305 Lancashire v Worcestershire 12 May 2004

Carl Hooper 5-Wickets/Innings (First Class)

No O M R W Match Date
1 20.4 1 71 5 Demerara v Berbice 09 Nov 1984
2 14 3 35 5 West Indies U-23 v New Zealanders 22 Mar 1985
3 24 7 48 5 Guyana v Trinidad and Tobago 03 Apr 1987
4 14.3 4 33 5 West Indians v Queensland 20 Jan 1989
5 16.2 1 94 5 West Indians v World XI 28 Aug 1991
6 39 9 72 5 West Indians v Australian XI 14 Nov 1992
7 11.5 3 40 5 West Indies v Pakistan 16 Apr 1993
8 28.1 4 77 5 Guyana v Barbados 21 Jan 1994
9 26 10 52 5 Kent v Durham 11 Aug 1994
10 40 8 116 5 West Indies v India 01 Dec 1994
11 30.3 18 52 5 Guyana v Barbados 28 Feb 1997
12 13.4 5 26 5 West Indies v Sri Lanka 20 Jun 1997
13 37.5 7 80 5 West Indies v England 12 Mar 1998
14 39.1 7 93 7 Kent v Surrey 29 May 1998
15 28.2 6 53 5 West Indies A v Australians 20 Mar 1999
16 26.4 8 49 5 Guyana v England A 24 Feb 2001
17 26.4 7 52 5 Lancashire v Leicestershire 04 Jun 2003
18 32 13 51 6 Lancashire v Essex 02 Jul 2003

Carl Hooper 4-Wickets/Innings (List A)

No O M R W Match Date
1 7.5 0 34 4 West Indies v Pakistan 20 Nov 1991
2 10 0 41 5 Kent v Essex 04 Jul 1993
3 8 0 37 4 Kent v Leicestershire 29 May 1994
4 7.4 0 50 4 Kent v Derbyshire 21 Aug 1994
5 8.2 0 37 4 West Indies v India 16 Dec 1997
6 10 0 52 4 West Indies v South Africa 27 Jan 1999

Carl Hooper Profile

Full name: Carl Llewellyn Hooper
Born: 15 Dec 1966, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm off-break
Teams: Guyana U19 (2in: 1983-1986); West Indies U19 (Testy, ODIy: 1985); Demerara (FC: 1983-1986); Guyana (FC, ListA: 1985-2003); West Indies (Test, ODI: 1987-2002); Kent (FC, ListA: 1992-1998); Lancashire (FC, ListA, T20: 2003-2004); All teams
Club: -
School: Christ Church Secondary, Georgetown, Guyana
Kent cap: 1992
Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year: 1995
Walter Lawrence Trophy winner: 1998
Lancashire cap: 2003
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Carl Hooper's oustanding cricket talents became obvious even before teenage years. Unusally tall for his age, he played in local first division cricket, as an effective off-spinner, while still in primary school. His batting developement took off later, but by his mid-teen years he was already a classy batsman who could also bowl well.

Youth years

Carl Hooper made his debut as a 16-year-old for Guyana in the 1983 Neil & Massey Regional Youth Tournament in Jamaica, bowling off-spin and batting at No 3. He had little success in his first series in a rather weak Guyana team that lost all its matches. Later in 1983 Hooper made an uneventful his first class debut, playing for Demerara against Berbice in Guyana the inter-county competition.

In the 1984 Northern Telecom Regional Youth Championship in Barbados, Hooper became the Guyana Youth team's workhorse bowler and a useful top-order batsman. In 5 matches he bowled an average 31 overs per innings and took 28 wickets. He took an innings best of 8 wickets for 48 runs and a match best of 12 wickets for 128 runs against the Windwards, which was to remain his best ever bowling performance for the Guyana youth team.

It was the only match that Guyana won (or did not lose!) in the two years Hooper had been on the team. In a match that Trinidad & Tobago won by an innings he bowled 65 overs in Trinidad & Tobago's only innings. In addition he scored a total of 210 runs at an average of 26.25 per innings with a highest score of 54, his only half century for the Guyana youth team up to this time.

Hooper was rewarded for his fine efforts with a place in the West Indies youth team to play the England youth team in  Barbados. In the lone Test match, he top-scored with 58 and took 5 wickets, to help the West Indies win by 4 wickets. In the One-Day series, Hooper scored a brilliant 119 not out at Kensington Oval to help West Indies win the 1st ODI. England fought back, however, to win the 2nd and final ODI via a higher run rate.

Hooper represented Demerara again in first class cricket at the end of 1984, taking 9 for 142 in the match, despite bowling alongside top Guyana (and future West Indies) off-spinner Clyde Butts. He had moderate success with the bat, scoring 32 and 5.

In January of 1985 Hooper made both his first class and List A regional debuts, playing for Guyana against Barbados in Bridgetown. He opened his regional first class account with a brilliant 126.

The 1985 Northern Telecom Regional Youth Championship was played in Guyana and Hooper was superlative. In the first match he scored 180 against the Leewards (which included future Test fast bowler Kenny Benjamin) and took 5 wickets. In the second he scored 120 not out and took 4 wickets, against Barbados. He took 11 wickets in the third against the Windwards and 6 more in the fourth, against Jamaica.

In the last match of that year's championship he took 7 wickets and scored 82 runs against Trinidad & Tobago, with each team completing only a single innings because of rain. In all Hooper scored 404 runs at an average of 80.80 and took 33 wickets at an average of 11.15, with an innings best of 7 wickets for 47 runs. Guyana won all its matches and the tournament in 1985, despite having a weak team, with the exception of Hooper.

In 1986, the Northern Telecom Regional Youth Championship was played in Guyana again but Hooper was less spectacular. He played in the entire tournament but scored a relatively ordinary 287 runs at an average of 41.00, with a single century (173 against the Windwards) and a single half century. He also took 15 wickets at an average of 32.87, with an innings best of 4 wickets for 63 runs.

Guyana lost all its matches that year except the match against the Windwards, which it won by an innings after Hooper's only century of the series. There were reports that Hooper was tired from being overworked, with virtually no support from the rest of the team. He finished his 4-year youth career for Guyana with a total of 943 runs at an average of 39.29 and 77 runs for an average of 18.79. (Norm)

Adult years

Hooper played English county cricket for Kent and Lancashire. In 2003, He became only the second player to score a century against all 18 county teams.

Hooper holds the accolade of being the first cricketer to score 5,000 runs, take 100 wickets, hold 100 catches and received 100 caps in both Tests ODIs, a feat only matched since by Jacques Kallis. In his autobiography, Steve Waugh writes that "quickness of feet and sweet yet brutally efficient stroke play were Hooper's trademarks." He was routinely prematurely dismissed, however, after losses in concentration.

Shane Warne also thought very highly of Hooper's footwork and, in 2008, named him among the top 100 cricketers of his time, citing in particular his ability to disguise his dances down the track. Warne felt that determining when a batsman was going to give the charge was one of the most important things for a spinner, and that Hooper was the best at making it indeterminable.

"During the 1995 series," he wrote, "this really nagged away at me, because I couldn't spot any of the usual clues even though I knew there had to be a sign that would give him away. On a number of occasions, I stopped at the point of delivery to see if he was giving anything away with his footwork. Most batsmen would be looking to get out of their ground at that point, whereas Hooper just stayed set.

In the end, after watching him closely time after time, I managed to crack it. When he wanted to hit over the top, he just looked at me instead of tapping his crease as usual and looking down. Of course, my knowing what he was going to do did not always stop him from doing it."

Hooper was also a strong slip fielder, usually at second slip. He took numerous catches from the likes of Ambrose and Walsh.

Hooper has lived in Adelaide since the late 1990s. He was named coach for the Woodville District Cricket Club in Adelaide, South Australia for the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons.

Batting and Fielding Averages
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SR Ct
Guyana U19 2in 17 26 2 943 180 39.29 3 3 - 13
West Indies U19 Testy 1 2 1 62 58 62.00 0 1 - 2
West Indies U19 ODIy 2 2 1 152 119* 152.00 1 0 - 2
Demerara
FC 3 5 1 78 32 19.50 0 0 - 2
Guyana FC 45 66 8 3372 222 58.13 13 12 - 43
All FC 339 535 52 23034 236* 47.68 69 104 - 375
Guyana List A 54 47 14 1769 104 53.60 1 13 - 27
All List A 457 414 81 13357 145 40.11 15 85 - 242
All T20 T20 10 9 2 162 49* 23.14 0 0 103.8 6
West Indies Test 102 173 15 5762 233 36.46 13 27 50.3 115
West Indies ODI 227 206 43 5761 113* 35.34 7 29 76.6 120
Bowling Averages
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI 10wM SR Econ
Guyana U19 2in 4408 197 1447 77 8/48 18.79   3 3 57.25 1.97
West Indies U19 Testy 234 11 88 5 3/59 17.60 - 0 0 46.8 2.25
West Indies U19 ODIy 60 0 49 2 1/19 24.50 0 0 - 30.0 4.90
Demerara
FC 364 11 163 13 5/71 12.53 - 1 0 28.0 2.69
Guyana FC 6974 269 2742 93 5/48 29.48 - 4 0 75.0 2.36
All FC 46464 1741 19595 555 7/93 35.30 - 18 0 83.7 2.53
Guyana List A 2503 31 1482 57 3/23 26.00 0 0 - 43.9 3.55
All List A 19718 142 13611 396 5/41 34.37 5 1 - 49.8 4.14
All T20 204 0 197 8 4/18 24.62 1 0 - 25.5 5.79
West Indies Test 13794 531 5635 114 5/26 49.42 - 4 0 121.0 2.45
West Indies ODI 9573 53 6958 193 4/34 36.05 3 0 - 49.6 4.36
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