Full name Thomas Paul Cotterell
Born March 9, 1977, Hounslow, Middlesex
Current age 40 years 46 days
Major teams Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Cricket Board
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class span||1999 - 2000|
|List A span||2000 - 2000|
At 24 years of age, Thomas Cotterell still has a lot of time to make a name for himself. Spotted playing for his club side, Stroud, the left-arm spinner was fast-tracked into Gloucestershire's County Board XI. Shortly afterwards he was picked for the first team. He made a successful debut, picking up three wickets relatively cheaply. He was subsequently offered a contract for 2000.
Although Gloucestershire already had two front-line spinners, Cotterell found himself playing in eight first-class matches last year. His bowling did not trouble opponents too much however; he managed just eight wickets for the season at an average of 72. With the best will in the world, he is an appalling batsmen (as shown by a first-class average of one over 11 innings). He is not likely to feature in the one-day side this year, and should focus his attentions on playing decent Second XI cricket and grasping all possible opportunities in the first team. (Sean Beynon, Copyright CricInfo April 2001)
By learning how to subtly change the pace of his deliveries
Also, what's the record for most matches without scoring a run?