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Norman Cowans      

Full name Norman George Cowans

Born April 17, 1961, Enfield, St Mary, Jamaica

Current age 53 years 128 days

Major teams England, Hampshire, Middlesex

Nickname Flash

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 6 ft 3 in

Education Park High Secondary

Norman George Cowans
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 29 7 175 36 7.95 377 46.41 0 0 25 3 9 0
ODIs 23 8 3 13 4* 2.60 29 44.82 0 0 0 0 5 0
First-class 239 248 68 1605 66 8.91 0 1 63 0
List A 224 80 30 281 27 5.62 0 0 40 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 36 3452 2003 51 6/77 8/146 39.27 3.48 67.6 0 2 0
ODIs 23 23 1282 913 23 3/44 3/44 39.69 4.27 55.7 0 0 0
First-class 239 33023 16461 662 6/31 24.86 2.99 49.8 23 1
List A 224 11128 7189 263 6/9 6/9 27.33 3.87 42.3 8 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Perth, Nov 12-17, 1982 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 13-18, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 11, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 3, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1980-1994
List A span 1980-1995
Profile

Norman Cowans was born in Jamaica but his family moved to England when he was 11, and he was only 21 - and had taken only 43 first-class wickets - when England took a punt on his raw pace for the Ashes tour of 1982-83. He responded with 6 for 77 in the second innings of England's thrilling, three-run victory at Melbourne, but he never reached those heights again, and his Test career was, perhaps surprisingly, over before he turned 25. He continued to serve Middlesex, and latterly Hampshire, even though he lost his pace and became a seamer. He won three Championships with Middlesex, and was not a bad one-day player either - in the 1983 B&H final he took 4 for 39, including three wickets at the death, as Middlesex scraped past Essex, one of four limited-overs titles he helped win. He was a genuine No. 11, although his sole first-class fifty - for Middlesex against Surrey at Lord's in 1984 - was slogged off only 19 balls, including heaving Sylvester Clarke into and over the Grandstand several times.
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Jul 10, 2001

Two old favourites enjoy the atmosphere at the Rose Bowl Day/Night Match

Norman Cowans and Steve Malone at the Rose Bowl

© Hampshire County Cricket Club

1995

Norman Cowans, Hampshire bowler 1994

Norman Cowans

© Hampshire County Cricket Club

1987

Norman Cowans

Norman Cowans

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd ODI: Eng Women v India Women at Scarborough - Aug 23
Eng Women 214/9 India Women 28/0 (8.2/50 ov)
1st Semi-Final: Surrey v Warwickshire at Birmingham - Aug 23
Warwickshire won by 16 runs
2nd Semi-Final: Hampshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Aug 23
Lancashire 6/2 (2.2/20 ov)
Final: Warwickshire v TBA at Birmingham
Aug 23, 2014 (18:45 local | 17:45 GMT | 13:45 EDT | 12:45 CDT | 10:45 PDT)
1st ODI: England v India at Bristol
Aug 25, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
3rd ODI: Eng Women v India Women at Lord's
Aug 25, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Kent v NZ A at Canterbury
Aug 25-27, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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