Mark Cosgrove      

Full name Mark James Cosgrove

Born June 14, 1984, Elizabeth, Adelaide, South Australia

Current age 34 years 312 days

Major teams Australia, Glamorgan, Leicestershire, South Australia, Sydney Sixers, Tasmania

Nickname Cozzie

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 1.75 m

Mark James Cosgrove
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 3 3 0 112 74 37.33 116 96.55 0 1 12 2 0 0
First-class 210 374 20 14410 233 40.70 22979 62.70 35 83 131 0
List A 155 149 4 4701 121 32.42 5280 89.03 4 38 47 0
T20s 126 122 9 2774 89 24.54 2271 122.14 0 14 292 63 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 3 2 30 13 1 1/1 1/1 13.00 2.60 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 210 4210 2358 52 3/3 45.34 3.36 80.9 0 0 0
List A 155 1067 1141 18 2/21 2/21 63.38 6.41 59.2 0 0 0
T20s 126 16 197 320 10 2/11 2/11 32.00 9.74 19.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v Australia at Fatullah, Apr 28, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Kuala Lumpur, Sep 16, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class Leicestershire v Worcestershire at Leicester, Apr 11-14, 2019 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Leicestershire v Worcestershire at Leicester, Apr 21, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Victoria v South Australia at Melbourne, Jan 8, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Aug 11, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 Leics v Worcs Leicester 21 Apr 2019 LA
22 Leics v Durham Chester-le-Street 19 Apr 2019 LA
42 Leics v Yorkshire Leeds 17 Apr 2019 LA
0/1, 67, 0 Leics v Worcs Leicester 11 Apr 2019 FC
11, 53* Leics v Sussex Hove 5 Apr 2019 FC
0/2, 0, 11 Leics v Glamorgan Cardiff 24 Sep 2018 FC
38 Leics v Durham Leicester 18 Sep 2018 FC
4, 0 Leics v Warwickshire Leicester 10 Sep 2018 FC
0, 5 Leics v Sussex Hove 4 Sep 2018 FC
6, 52 Leics v Gloucs Bristol 29 Aug 2018 FC
Profile

Mark Cosgrove would have loved nothing more than to be judged on his weight of runs, not his weight. But the modern cricket landscape focuses so heavily on fitness that Cosgrove never added to the three one-day internationals he played for Australia in 2006. By then, he was already a big man with an even larger reputation. A hard-hitting batsman known for his punishment of anything outside off from the fast men, Cosgrove made his first-class debut at 18 and was named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year in 2005. Nicknamed "Baby Boof" in those days, Cosgrove did his best to upstage his South Australia team-mate Darren Lehmann during a brilliant 2005-06 that began with a month-long suspension for returning unfit from a club stint in England. South Australia's ultimatum was lose five kilograms or the state contract. His response was to strike 736 runs at 66.90 in the Pura Cup and 591 at 73.87 in the one-day competition, which led to his ODI call-up. On debut against Bangladesh, Cosgrove opened and made 74 from 69 balls, but his stint in the team was short-lived.

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Aug 31, 2017

Mark Cosgrove played an unusual one-over cameo, Kent v Leicestershire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Canterbury, August 31, 2017

Mark Cosgrove swivels on a pull

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Aug 11, 2017

Mark Cosgrove sets himself to launch one, Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Wantage Road, August 11, 2017

Mark Cosgrove sets himself to launch one

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Apr 28, 2017

Mark Cosgrove proved a formidable obstacle, Lancashire v Leicestershire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Old Trafford, April 28, 2017

Mark Cosgrove proved a formidable obstacle

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Notes

Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy 2002

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2005