|Full name||Richard Bede McCosker|
11 December 1946 |
Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
|Bowling style||Right-arm leg-break|
|Test debut (cap 272)||4 January 1975 v England|
|Last Test||6 February 1980 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 29)||7 June 1975 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||17 January 1982 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
|1973/74–1983/84||New South Wales|
|Source: CricketArchive, 19 November 2011|
He is well remembered for playing in the 1977 Centenary Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he had his jaw broken by a bouncer off Bob Willis in the 1st innings. In the second innings he batted at number ten in bandages with his jaw wired shut, making 25, and 54 for the ninth wicket in partnership with Rod Marsh. Australia won the match by 45 runs.
He is depicted by Aidan March in the Channel 9 series Howzat! Kerry Packer's War.
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