Full Name

Phillip Anthony Cottey


June 02, 1966, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales


56y 297d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak


5ft 4in

A determined middle-order batsman and decent offspinner, Tony Cottey began as a professional footballer with Swansea City, but it was only when he was released by them that his cricket career took off. He soon established himself in the Glamorgan side and for several seasons he was one of their most dependable batsmen, with a reputation of being a skilful player of spin. He was part of the side that won the Sunday League in 1993, the county's first title in 24 years, and four years later the Championship. At the end of 1998 he rejected a new contract, recalling what a hard decision that was, and opted to join Sussex on a five-year deal. It proved a sound move, and in 2003 he became one of a rare breed to win Championships with different counties, his 1149 runs a key to their success. It was the last of eight occasions he passed 1000 runs in a summer, and he retired at the end of the following season. He is now a popular after-dinner speaker.
Cricinfo staff

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A2822494149949624.00028920
List A282959845265/495/4932.505.2836.8110
Debut/Last Matches - Player
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Tony Cottey
Chilton drives the ball
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Tony Cottey sweeps