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Mark

Cosgrove

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

RUNS
112
AVERAGE
37.33

Batsman

Bats Left Hand

AGE
30
HEIGHT
175CM
BORN

Adelaide

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

TAS

TAS
LOCAL CLUB

New Town

Bio

A powerful left-handed batsman and medium-pace bowler, Mark Cosgrove’s career went from good to bad in just a matter of months in 2005.

Having made his first-class debut with South Australia at 18, Cosgrove was named Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year early in 2005, before he was dropped from the Redbacks squad over concerns about his weight.

He bounced back quickly, hitting 736 runs at 66.90 in the Pura Cup and 591 at 73.87 in the one-day competition to earn a call-up to Australia’s ODI side.

Cosgrove suffered another setback in 2007 when he was kicked out of Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence for disciplinary reasons and then, despite good performances for both the Redbacks and Glamorgan in English county cricket, he wasn’t offered a contract with South Australia in 2010 due to more concerns about his weight.

He responded by plundering a competition high 806 runs as his new state Tasmania won the Sheffield Shield title in 2010-11 and then scored 784 runs two seasons later as the Tigers again won the title.

Known as ‘Mini Boof’ for his likeness to Darren Lehmann, Cosgrove then knocked back a two-year contract extension from Tasmania after he decided to return to South Australia for the 2014-15 season.

MATCHES
3
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
160
BEST BATTING
74
BEST BOWLING
1-1
Batting
RUNS
112
INNINGS
3
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
37.33
100s
0
50s
1
Bowling
WICKETS
1
AVERAGE
13
ECONOMY
2.6
S/R
30
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
131
DEBUT
2002
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
233
BEST BOWLING
3-3
Batting
RUNS
9114
INNINGS
231
NOT OUTS
16
AVERAGE
42.39
100s
23
50s
54
Bowling
WICKETS
42
AVERAGE
41
ECONOMY
3.29
S/R
74.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
90
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
121
BEST BOWLING
2-21
Batting
RUNS
2605
INNINGS
90
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
29.94
100s
4
50s
16
Bowling
WICKETS
9
AVERAGE
62.67
ECONOMY
6.27
S/R
60
5W
0
10W/M
0

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