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T20 Challenge (1)
SL-W in PAK (1)
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Vitality Blast (4)
4-Day Championship (3)

Gary Cosier

Australia|Middle order Batter
INTL CAREER: 1975 - 1979
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Full Name

Gary John Cosier

Born

April 25, 1953, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria

Age

69y 31d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Red-haired, stocky and popular, Gary Cosier was an aggressive middle-order batsman who sometimes attacked when a more defensive approach was called for. He was given every chance at international level, playing 18 Tests, but never really established himself. He smashed a hundred on debut against West Indies in 1975-76 and 168 against Pakistan in 1976-77, but technical deficiencies - he had almost no backlift and relied on power rather than finesse - were exposed at Test level. He bowled gentle medium-pacers which, given the right conditions, swung alarmingly - against England in an one-dayer at Edgbaston in 1977 he took 5 for 18 - but was not really used in Tests where his first wicket didn't come until his 13th match. He was also an excellent close fielder. He began his career with South Australia, moved to Queensland in 1977-78 in a deal reported to be worth £30,000 a year, and ended with two outings for Victoria in 1981-82. Cosier now manages the cricket complex in Tangier and coaches the Morocco side.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1832189716828.93231051140
ODI9721548430.8016692.770115240
FC911619500516832.92727750
List A221934328427.000280
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test181989934152/262/2668.202.27179.8000
ODI98409248145/185/1817.713.6329.2010
FC9159872301753/2030.682.3079.800
List A22786485195/185/1825.523.7041.3010
Gary John Cosier
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Gary Cosier pulls away from a delivery bowled by Ian Botham
The <i>Age</i> reports Gary Cosier's century on Test debut