Full name Phillip Anthony Cottey
Born June 2, 1966, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Current age 50 years 297 days
Major teams Eastern Transvaal, Glamorgan, Sussex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 4 in
|Last First-class||Sussex v Surrey at Hove, Sep 16-19, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1986|
|Last List A||Sussex v Middlesex at Hove, Sep 2, 2004 scorecard|
A determined middle-order batsman and decent offspinner, Tony Cottey began as a professional footballer with Swansea City, but it was only when he was released by them that his cricket career took off. He soon established himself in the Glamorgan side and for several seasons he was one of their most dependable batsmen, with a reputation of being a skilful player of spin. He was part of the side that won the Sunday League in 1993, the county's first title in 24 years, and four years later the Championship. At the end of 1998 he rejected a new contract, recalling what a hard decision that was, and opted to join Sussex on a five-year deal. It proved a sound move, and in 2003 he became one of a rare breed to win Championships with different counties, his 1149 runs a key to their success. It was the last of eight occasions he passed 1000 runs in a summer, and he retired at the end of the following season. He is now a popular after-dinner speaker.
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history