Glamorgan have signed former Proteas opener Stephen Cook as their overseas player for the remainder of the county season.
The club announced the signing on their official website on Monday and have named him as a replacement for the injured Shaun Marsh.
Cook will be available for Glamorgan’s final four County Championship matches. His first task will be against Derbyshire on Tuesday, 4 September.
‘I’m excited to join Glamorgan for the rest of the season and hopefully can help them finish the season on a positive note,’ said the batsman.
‘Glamorgan have some very talented young batsmen at the club and I look forward to joining them and offering any help I can.’
The 35-year-old played 11 Test matches for the Proteas and scored 632 runs including three 100s and two 50s, but has since been replaced by Aiden Markram.
Cook, however, is extremely experienced domestically. He scored 14 000 first-class runs during his career at an average over 40 and with a high score of 390.
‘We are delighted Stephen has joined Glamorgan for the rest of our campaign. He is a proven run-scorer and will add valuable experience at the top of the order,’ said Glamorgan chief executive, Hugh Morris.
‘While we continue with our strategy of developing young pathway players it is important they play alongside experienced batsmen, like Stephen, which will help their development going forward.’