Rick McCosker      

Full name Richard Bede McCosker

Born December 11, 1946, Inverell, New South Wales

Current age 67 years 285 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Richard Bede McCosker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 25 46 5 1622 127 39.56 3833 42.31 4 9 143 3 21 0
ODIs 14 14 0 320 95 22.85 623 51.36 0 2 14 0 3 0
First-class 127 228 24 8983 168 44.03 27 43 144 0
List A 39 39 2 1249 164 33.75 2 7 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 127 295 177 2 2/28 88.50 3.60 147.5 0 0
List A 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 4-9, 1975 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 1-6, 1980 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Pakistan at Leeds, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Jan 17, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1973-1984
List A span 1973-1984
Profile

Although he played 25 Tests for Australia between 1975 and 1980 - it would have been far more but for his spell with World Series Cricket -scoring four hundreds, Rick McCosker will be best remembered for his gutsy innings in the Centenary Test at Melbourne in 1977. In the first innings he had his jaw broken by a Bob Willis bouncer (helmets only began to appear later that year) but in their second he came out to bat at No. 10 swathed in bandages and with his jaw wired shut, and made a gritty 25, including a hooked four off a John Lever bouncer, in a ninth-wicket stand of 54 with Dennis Lillee. Australia eventually won by 45 runs.

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Jan 2012

Rick McCosker, January 2012

Rick McCosker

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Mar 25, 1979

Australian players shelter from the riot - from left to right, Jeff Thomson, Kepler Wessels, Rick McCosker and Len Pascoe, WSC West Indies v WSC Australia, Guyana, March 25, 1979

Australian players shelter from the riot at Georgetown

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Jul 28, 1977

Rick McCosker hooks on his way to 51, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Headingley, 1st day, July 28, 1977

Rick McCosker hooks on his way to 51

© PA Photos

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1976

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9th Match, Group B: Hurricanes v Northern D at Raipur
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10th Match, Group A: KKR v Scorchers at Hyderabad (Deccan)
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1st ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Sep 25, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (RPS)
Sep 27, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
15th Match, Group A: Super Kings v Scorchers at Bangalore
Sep 27, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
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