Full name Dean Andrew Cosker
Born January 7, 1978, Weymouth, Dorset
Current age 39 years 197 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 Middlesex at Cardiff, Jun 14, 2016 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Glamorgan v Northamptonshire at Cardiff, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at Cardiff, Jul 10, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/31||Glam 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Bath||8 Aug 2016||Other OD|
|1, 0/52||Glam 2nd XI||v Sussx 2nd XI||St Fagans||26 Jul 2016||Other OD|
|0/13||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Cardiff||10 Jul 2016||T20|
|0/32||Glamorgan||v Middlesex||Richmond||8 Jul 2016||T20|
|6*, 0/17||Glamorgan||v Sussex||Cardiff||7 Jul 2016||T20|
|0/14||Glam 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Canterbury||4 Jul 2016||Other OD|
|2/23||Glamorgan||v Surrey||Cardiff||24 Jun 2016||T20|
|-||Glamorgan||v Kent||Cardiff||17 Jun 2016||T20|
|0/40, 2||Glamorgan||v Middlesex||Cardiff||14 Jun 2016||LA|
|0/52||Glamorgan||v Kent||Canterbury||12 Jun 2016||LA|
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.
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