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Ashley Cowan      

Full name Ashley Preston Cowan

Born May 7, 1975, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Current age 42 years 21 days

Major teams Essex

Nickname Vic

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 5 in

Education Framlingham College

Ashley Preston Cowan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 106 158 30 2268 94 17.71 0 9 52 0
List A 148 104 31 1042 45 14.27 0 0 49 0
Twenty20 3 2 1 21 14* 21.00 16 131.25 0 0 0 1 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 106 17201 9335 284 6/47 32.86 3.25 60.5 8 0
List A 148 6820 5024 178 5/14 5/14 28.22 4.41 38.3 7 2 0
Twenty20 3 3 72 88 3 2/20 2/20 29.33 7.33 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1995
Last First-class Essex v Worcestershire at Chelmsford, May 20-23, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1995
Last List A Worcestershire v Essex at Worcester, Jun 19, 2005 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, Jul 19, 2004 scorecard
Profile

With greater drive and dedication, Ashley Cowan could have been a high quality fast bowler. Cowan had pace, his height allowed him to extract disconcerting bounce out of a pitch, and he could swing the ball away. But he preferred a night out to a net and he never fulfilled his potential. Injuries played their part, too: in 2003 Cowan was forced to undergo major knee surgery, missed the whole season and was never the same again. He did tour the West Indies with England in 1997-98, a selection that owed much to his performance in the NatWest final, then still the county pro's best shop window. Unsurprisingly, he did not appear in a Test, and took only one wicket all tour.
Angus Fraser

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Aug 19, 2005

Ashley Cowan, player portrait

Ashley Cowan, player portrait

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Jun 22, 2002

Ashley Cowan begins to think it might not be his day, Essex v Warwickshire, B and H Cup Final, Lord's, 22 July 2002

Ashley Cowan begins to think it might not be his day

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May 8, 2002

Nottinghamshire v Essex, Frizzell County Champioship, Division Two, Trent Bridge, 8 - 11 May 2002

It went where ? ; Essex slips from left to right, Hussain, Robinson, Cowan, keeper Flower and Paul Grayson

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1997

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 & 217/3d Derbyshire 533 & 31/0 (7.5 ov, target 304)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 & 55/1 (17 ov) Essex 383
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 & 139/3 (41.3 ov) Glamorgan 353
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 298/2d Sussex 164 & 124/4 (37.1 ov, target 504)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 343 Worcs 434 & 33/0 (6.2 ov, target 148)
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-28
Notts won by an innings and 50 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-28
Hampshire won by 90 runs
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