Mark James Cosgrove

Australia Mark James Cosgrove

Plays for Australia
Age 33 years 136 days
Born June 14, 1984, Elizabeth, Adelaide, South Australia
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium
Mark Cosgrove would have loved nothing more than to be judged on his weight of runs, not his weight. But the modern cricket landscape focuses so heavily on fitness that Cosgrove never added to the three one-day internationals he played in 2006. By then, he was already a big man with an even larger reputation. A hard-hitting batsman known for his punishment of anything outside off from the fast men, Cosgrove made his first-class debut at 18 and was named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year in 2005. Nicknamed "Baby Boof" in those days, Cosgrove did his best to upstage his South Australia team-mate Darren Lehmann during a brilliant 2005-06 that began with a month-long suspension for returning unfit from a club stint in England. South Australia's ultimatum was lose five kilograms or the state contract. His response was to strike 736 runs at 66.90 in the Pura Cup and 591 at 73.87 in the one-day competition, which led to his ODI call-up. On debut against Bangladesh, Cosgrove opened and made 74 from 69 balls, but his stint in the team was short-lived.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Australia Glamorgan Leicestershire
South Australia Sydney Sixers Tasmania

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 34 4 0 45 32.00 121 4320 4 139 145
firstClass 78 35 0 125 42.32 233 13839 19 346 194
ODIs 1 0 0 0 2 12 37.33 74 112 0 3 3

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 6.41 63.38 2/21 2/21 18 1141 1067 145
firstClass 0 0 0 3.36 45.17 3/3 52 2349 4186 194
ODIs 0 0 0 2.60 13.00 1/1 1/1 1 13 30 2 3
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