Tony Cottey

Country: England
Born: June 02, 1966, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Height: 5ft 4in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak

Tony Cottey Bio

Phillip Anthony Cottey, better known as Tony Cottey, is a former professional cricket player from England. Born on January 17, 1967, in Swansea, Cottey began his sporting career as a professional footballer with Swansea City. However, it was his journey in cricket that would eventually define his sporting legacy.

After being released by Swansea City, Cottey turned his focus towards cricket and quickly made a name for himself as a determined middle-order batsman and a decent offspinner. He made his debut for Glamorgan, one of England’s domestic cricket teams, and soon became a vital member of the squad. Known for his ability to skillfully play spin, Cottey established himself as one of Glamorgan’s most dependable batsmen.

Throughout his career, Cottey achieved several milestones and played a crucial role in Glamorgan’s success. In 1993, he was part of the Glamorgan side that clinched the Sunday League title, marking the county’s first championship in 24 years. Four years later, he played a pivotal role in Glamorgan’s Championship triumph.

In 1998, Cottey faced a difficult decision when he rejected a new contract from Glamorgan and made a move to Sussex. Joining Sussex on a five-year deal turned out to be a wise choice as Cottey’s contributions played an instrumental role in the team’s success. In 2003, Cottey became a rare breed of players to win Championships with different counties, with his impressive tally of 1149 runs contributing significantly to Sussex’s triumph.

Cottey’s batting prowess was highlighted by the fact that he surpassed the 1000-run mark in a season on eight occasions, showcasing his consistency and reliability as a batsman. His skillset and contributions made him a valuable asset to any team he represented.

After a successful career in cricket, Cottey decided to retire at the end of the following season, leaving behind a legacy of achievements and memorable performances. Although his time as a professional cricketer had come to an end, Cottey’s contribution to the sport did not stop there.

Post-retirement, Cottey transitioned into a popular after-dinner speaker, captivating audiences with his experiences and insights into the world of cricket. Known for his passion and deep understanding of the game, Cottey continues to inspire and engage audiences with his anecdotes and wisdom.

Throughout his career, Cottey exhibited determination, resilience, and a love for the sport. His ability to adapt to different teams and win championships with multiple counties speaks volumes about his versatility as a player. Philip Anthony Cottey will always be remembered as a skillful cricketer who made significant contributions to the game while leaving a lasting impact on those who witnessed him play.

Tony Cottey Career Stats

Tony Cottey Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 277 448 51 14567 203 36.69 - - 31 73 - - 182 0
List A 282 249 41 4994 96 24 - - 0 28 - - 92 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Tony Cottey Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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FC 277 - 1534 954 16 4/49 - 59.62 3.73 95.8 - 0 0
List A 282 - 959 845 26 5/49 5/49 32.5 5.28 36.8 1 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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