John Cottam

Australia
INTL CAREER: 1887 - 1887
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Full Name

John Thomas Cottam

Born

September 05, 1867, Strawberry Hills, New South Wales

Died

January 30, 1897, Coolgardie, Western Australia, (aged 29y 147d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

John Cottam, who died from typhoid, aged 29, in Western Australia on January 30, 1897, was one of five men drafted in to the Australian Test team at Sydney in 1886-87 because several established players had demanded, and been refused, payment for loss of earnings from their regular jobs. Cottam was 19 and had played only one first-class game for New South Wales against England, and even for that he was a last-minute choice. In the Test he was out for one and three and never played for Australia again. He never even played Sheffield Shield cricket though he did tour New Zealand with a state team in 1889-90, batting well on bad wickets- He was reported to be a powerfully-built man, a stylish bat and a popular performer; his drift away from cricket in the eight years before his death remains a mystery.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

John Cottam Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test120432.00000010
FC71312736222.7503--40

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1------------
FC7--9832/48-32.66---00
John Thomas Cottam

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Debut/Last Matches of John Cottam

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Span
1886/87 - 1889/90