Tony Cottey      

Full name Phillip Anthony Cottey

Born June 2, 1966, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Current age 54 years 182 days

Major teams Eastern Transvaal, Glamorgan, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Height 5 ft 4 in

Phillip Anthony Cottey
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 277 448 51 14567 203 36.69 31 73 182 0
List A 282 249 41 4994 96 24.00 0 28 92 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 277 1534 954 16 4/49 59.62 3.73 95.8 0 0
List A 282 959 845 26 5/49 5/49 32.50 5.28 36.8 1 1 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1986
Last First-class Sussex v Surrey at Hove, Sep 16-19, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1986
Last List A Sussex v Middlesex at Hove, Sep 2, 2004 scorecard

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.
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Apr 12, 2004

Tony Cottey in pre-season pose, April 12, 2004

Tony Cottey

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Dec 19, 1998

Chilton drives, Cottey looks on

Chilton drives the ball

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