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Nigel Cowley      

Full name Nigel Geoffrey Charles Cowley

Born March 1, 1953, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Current age 61 years 150 days

Major teams Glamorgan, Hampshire

Nickname Dougall

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Umpire

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education Mere Dutchy Manor, Mere

Relation Son - DJ Cowley

Nigel Geoffrey Charles Cowley
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 271 375 62 7309 109* 23.35 2 36 105 0
List A 305 226 45 3022 74 16.69 0 5 69 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 271 32662 14879 437 6/48 34.04 2.73 74.7 5 0
List A 305 11704 8038 248 5/24 5/24 32.41 4.12 47.1 4 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1974-1990
List A span 1974-1990
Profile

On the short side and chunkily built, Nigel Cowley was a middle-order batsman and tight offspinner who was a key one-day player. Initially seen as a batsman, his bowling became more important as his career evolved. In 1981 he was Hampshire's leading batsman and bowler in the Sunday League, and in 1982 he made his second hundred and took a career-best 6 for 48 against Leicestershire in the opening Championship match. In 1984 he passed 1000 runs for the only time - 1042 at 30.64 - and equalled his best season with the ball, taking 56 wickets. In his last seasons he was a one-day specialist with only rare Championship appearances, and in 1988 he finally won silverware, his 11-2-17-1 a key part in the Benson & Hedges Cup win over Derbyshire. He moved for a final hurrah with Glamorgan in 1990, and then moved on to become a first-class umpire.
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