Full Name

Elton Anthony Cordle

Born

September 21, 1940, Carrington Village, Bridgetown, Barbados

Age

81y 74d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

Tony Cordle was Glamorgan`s first overseas fast bowler and the West Indian was a key member of the county`s attack which won the Championship in 1969. Amongst many fine spells that season, Cordle recorded a career-best 9 for 49 against Leicestershire at Colwyn Bay, coming on as seventh change!

Cordle emigrated from Barbados to the UK in the early 1960`s to work initially for London Transport, before moving to join his brother and sister in Cardiff. One day when visiting the Labour Exchange in Westgate Street, he looked down on the Arms Park ground, and with fond memories of playing cricket back home, Cordle decided to join Cardiff CC.

After some hostile spells for the Cardiff club, Cordle made his debut in 1962 for the county 2nd XI, and joined Glamorgan`s staff the following season. In 1963 he made his first-class debut against Cambridge University and by 1967 he had won a regular place in the county side and won his county cap after taking 74 wickets at 21 apiece. During the 1970s he developed into a fine allrounder in limited-overs cricket. In 1974 he shared a record partnership of 87 for the ninth wicket with Malcolm Nash against Lincolnshire in the Gillette Cup match at Swansea, and in 1979 Cordle took a hat-trick in the Sunday League against Hampshire at Portsmouth.

Cordle took a benefit in 1977, and retired from the first-class game in 1980. He subsequently acted as the county`s coach until 1983, before emigrating to Canada, where he has continued to coach both junior and national teams.
Andrew Hignell

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC3124337652398114.67091410
List A2111583716278713.4402620
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC31242083192817019/4927.502.7460.0192
List A211945658702215/245/2426.563.7242.7510

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1963 - 1980
List A Matches
Span
1964 - 1982

Photos


Man of the Match Clive Radley turns a ball to leg past Tony Cordle, Lord's 1977
The 1969 Glamorgan team