Dean Cosker

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Dean Cosker
Personal information
Full nameDean Andrew Cosker
Born (1978-01-07) 7 January 1978 (age 41)
Weymouth, Dorset, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
Domestic team information
1996–2016Glamorgan (squad no. 23)
First-class debut25 July 1996 Glamorgan v Lancashire
Last First-class19 July 2015 Glamorgan v Lancashire
List A debut11 August 1996 Glamorgan v Leicestershire
Last List A14 June 2016 Glamorgan v Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 248 252 128
Runs scored 3,444 827 173
Batting average 14.78 10.88 15.72
100s/50s 0/2 0/1 0/0
Top score 69 50* 21*
Balls bowled 45,348 10,580 2,334
Wickets 597 260 100
Bowling average 36.31 32.81 30.32
5 wickets in innings 12 1 0
10 wickets in match 1 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/91 5/54 4/25
Catches/stumpings 150/– 91/– 38/–
Source: CricketArchive, 18 August 2016

Dean Andrew Cosker (born 7 January 1978) is an English former cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a left-arm slow bowler who played for Glamorgan. He has played in first-class, List A and Twenty20 cricket. He attended Millfield School in Somerset between 1991 and 1996.

He made his first-class debut in 1996 against Lancashire at Cardiff taking 6 wickets in the match. Soon after Cosker toured with England Under-19 cricket team in their tour of Pakistan.

In 1997 he was given a longer run in the Glamorgan side as Robert Croft was playing for England. Cosker spent the next couple of winters touring with the England A squad to East Africa, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Cosker won his county cap in 2000 and became a key member of Glamorgan`s highly successful one-day team between 2000–2005, where his accurate bowling, often in tandem with Robert Croft, and fielding backward of square on the off side were key to Glamorgan's success.

In September 2013, as new contract negotiations stalled, Cosker claimed his 500th first-class wicket for Glamorgan.

In August 2016 Cosker announced his retirement from cricket.[1]

Career best performances[edit]

as of 18 August 2016

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 69 Glamorgan v Kent Canterbury 2015 6-91 Glamorgan v Essex Cardiff 2009
LA 50* Glamorgan Dragons v Northamptonshire Steelbacks Northampton 2010 5-54 Glamorgan v Essex Chelmsford 2003
T20 21* Glamorgan Dragons v Somerset Taunton 2011 4-25 Glamorgan Dragons v Surrey Cardiff 2015


  1. ^ "Dean Cosker retires after 21-year career". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2016.

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