Lismore product Tom Cooper plays a shot during Big Bash League T20 match between the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers at the SCG on Monday night
Lismore product Tom Cooper plays a shot during Big Bash League T20 match between the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers at the SCG on Monday night DAVID MOIR

Cooper reaches milestone

LISMORE batsman Tom Cooper reached a milestone when he played his 100th game of domestic Twenty-20 cricket on Monday night.

He produced one of his best performances of the Big Bash season scoring 39 runs against the Sydney Sixers at the SCG.

Cooper made his Twenty20 debut with South Australia in 2008, three seasons before it became the KFC T20 Big Bash League.

He has played every season since its inception in 2011-12 with stints at the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades.

The 30-year-old has also played T20 internationals for the Netherlands and for Somerset in English County cricket.

Cooper has played four seasons with the Renegades and is among the leading run-scorers in the current team along with captain Aaron Finch.

The Renegades dropped to fifth on the ladder after a six-wicket loss in the final against the Sixers.

They have three games left in the competition rounds and host the Hobart Hurricanes at Etihad Stadium tomorrow night.

Cooper could come up against former Lismore all-rounder Simon Milenko who has been in the Hurricanes squad this season.

Milenko has also spent time with different teams in the BBL after starting out with the Brisbane Heat two seasons ago.

Meanwhile, Cooper will be expecting to play closer to home against Brisbane at the Gabba next Friday night.

Elsewhere, Bangalow junior Angela Reakes has been playing for the Sydney Sixers in the women's Big Bash.

The Sixers had their sixth consecutive win when they beat the Perth Scorchers at the SCG on Monday.

The team is captained by talented all-rounder Ellyse Perry and are currently second on the ladder.

The Sixers will take on the Hobart Hurricanes on Friday.



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