Full name Dean Andrew Cosker
Born January 7, 1978, Weymouth, Dorset
Current age 38 years 145 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 Lancashire at Colwyn Bay, Jul 19-22, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||1996|
|Last List A||Glamorgan v Sussex at Swansea, Aug 5, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Glamorgan v Northamptonshire at Cardiff, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Surrey v Glamorgan at The Oval, May 26, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/19||Glamorgan||v Surrey||The Oval||26 May 2016||T20|
|0/34||Glam 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Chelmsford||23 May 2016||Other T20|
|1/21, 17*||Glam 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Chelmsford||23 May 2016||Other T20|
|1/15||Glam 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Cardiff||16 May 2016||Other T20|
|-||Glam 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Port Talbot||9 May 2016||Other T20|
|1/28, 24*||Glam 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Port Talbot||9 May 2016||Other T20|
|1/23||Glam 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Purley||6 May 2016||Other T20|
|0/32||Glam 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Purley||6 May 2016||Other T20|
|1/44, 0/54||Glam 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Guildford||3 May 2016||Other|
|0/30, 9*, 0/9||Glam 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Newport||20 Apr 2016||Other|
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