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Full name Dean Andrew Cosker
Born January 7, 1978, Weymouth, Dorset
Current age 36 years 320 days
Major teams Glamorgan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education Millfield School
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1996|
|Last List A||Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, Aug 20, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Glamorgan v Northamptonshire at Cardiff, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Lancashire v Glamorgan at Manchester, Aug 1-2, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/49, 4, 2/63, 13||Glamorgan||v Hampshire||Cardiff||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|13*, 0/25, 13, 0/10||Glamorgan||v Derbyshire||Cardiff||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|45, 2/53, 25||Glamorgan||v Kent||Canterbury||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|1/63||Glamorgan||v Sussex||Hove||20 Aug 2014||LA|
|2/86, 12, 0/40, 18*||Glamorgan||v Essex||Swansea||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|2/19||Glamorgan||v Warwickshire||Swansea||14 Aug 2014||LA|
|2/50||Glamorgan||v Somerset||Taunton||12 Aug 2014||LA|
|3/33, 4||Glamorgan||v Durham||Cardiff||8 Aug 2014||LA|
|0, 3/56||Glamorgan||v Kent||Canterbury||6 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/35||Glamorgan||v Lancashire||Manchester||1 Aug 2014||T20|
A guileful left-arm spinner, Dean Cosker will notch up 20-years at Glamorgan in 2015, a career that has seen him win a Championship, enjoy one-day success and forge one of the most valuable slow-bowling partnerships in county cricket with Robert Croft.
Born in Dorset to Welsh parents, Cosker made his Glamorgan debut in 1996 and a year later played a full part in Glamorgan's third Championship title, including taking the wicket that all-but sealed the pennant at Somerset. He went on to prove a more-than-useful foil for Croft in taking more than 500 first-class wickets. His service was rewarded with a benefit season in 2010.
But it's the limited-overs format where Cosker has proved most effective, where his slippery bowling and electric fielding - most often at backward-point - has been a great asset. He helped his county to National League success in 2002 and 2004 and was still going strong as Glamorgan reached a third Lord's final in 2013. Cosker signed a two-year contract extension at the end of that season and took 40 Championship wickets at a shade under 30 in 2014.
Cosker's first match, against Lancashire at Cardiff, came within a few months of completing his A-levels at Millfield School in Somerset and he was widely regarded as having a bright future in the professional game, having already represented England at Under-19 level. He toured with England A in 1997-98 and 1998-99 and while never materialising into the player he threatened to be as a youngster, Cosker's county career has been thoroughly successful.
NBC Denis Compton Award 1996
Plays of the day from the fifth ODI in Ranchi
Shorter tours don't allow you time to get into form, and domestic cricket isn't demanding enough