Bob Cottam      

Full name Robert Michael Henry Cottam

Born October 16, 1944, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Current age 71 years 255 days

Major teams England, Devon, Hampshire, Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Relation Son - AC Cottam

Robert Michael Henry Cottam
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 5 1 27 13 6.75 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 289 280 97 1278 62* 6.98 0 1 153 0
List A 133 72 25 262 23* 5.57 0 0 37 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 8 903 327 14 4/50 6/85 23.35 2.17 64.5 1 0 0
First-class 289 53053 21125 1010 9/25 20.91 2.38 52.5 58 6
List A 133 6605 4060 180 4/9 4/9 22.55 3.68 36.6 8 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v England at Lahore, Feb 21-24, 1969 scorecard
Last Test India v England at Kolkata, Dec 30, 1972 - Jan 4, 1973 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1963 - 1976
List A span 1964 - 1978
Profile

Bob Cottam was a tall, right-arm medium-fast bowler who relied on limitless stamina and unerring accuracy. He took over 1000 first-class wickets for Hampshire and Northamptonshire, passing 100 wickets in a season three times. In 1965 he took 9 for 25 for Hampshire against Lancashire, but in 1971 moved to Northants, cut down his pace, and made a second career for himself as a naggingly-accurate seamer. He toured Pakistan in 1968-69 and India and Pakistan in 1972-73, and his four Test caps all came on those two trips. Although the pitches did not favour him, his 14 wickets cost only 23.35. After retiring he coached Warwickshire and Somerset before becoming England's bowling coach from 1998 to 2001. In Cottam's time Darren Gough and Andy Caddick developed into England's best new-ball pair since Willis and Botham, while Craig White went from county trundler to a man capable of bowling Brian Lara round his legs first-up. And he got Dominic Cork swinging the ball again - for a while, anyway.
Martin Williamson

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Jul 19, 2002

Butch White, Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Bob Cottam and Tim Tremlett at the former Players Reunion.

Hampshire Players reunion 2002

© Hampshire Cricket

Jul 24, 1999

Bob Cottam oversees a net session, July 24, 1999

Bob Cottam oversees a net session

© Getty Images

May 6, 1999

England team photograph,Canterbury, Kent, 06 May 1999  Back l/r Medha Laud, Brian Murgatroyd, Alan Knott, Mark Ealham,  Robert Croft, Vince Wells, Steve Bull, Theo King, Jack Foley:  Middle row l/r Dean Riddle, Graham Gooch, Nasser Hussain,  Nick Knight, Angus Fraser, Alan Mullally, Andrew Flintoff , Graeme Hick,  Ian Austin, Wayne Morton, Bob Cottam: Front row l/r Darren Gough,  Adam Hollioake, David Lloyd, Alec Stewart, David Graveney, Neil Fairbrother, Graham Thorpe.

England team photograph,Canterbury, Kent, 06 May 1999

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 353 Durham 185/5 (47 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 219 Somerset 417/8 (94.3 ov)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Kent 379 Derbyshire 242/2 (69 ov)
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 513 Middlesex 101/1 (30.4 ov)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Notts 152 Warwickshire 210/6 (62 ov)
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Yorkshire 246 Pakistan A 298/7 (78.4 ov)
3rd ODI: Eng Wn v Pak Women at Taunton - Jun 27
Eng Wn won by 202 runs
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Jun 27-30
Leics 212/6 (78 ov)
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