Mark James Cosgrove
(born 14 June 1984, in Elizabeth, South Australia
) is a left-handed batsman and part-time medium pace bowler
, who is contracted with the Tasmania
for the 2010–11 season. However, all his Australian domestic cricket thus far has been for the South Australia Redbacks
. In 2005 Cosgrove was named the Bradman Young Player of the Year
. Nevertheless, he was dropped from the state squad in early 2005 because of claims that he was overweight, but was reinstated a few months later.
Cosgrove debuted internationally with a One Day International
against Bangladesh at Fatullah on 28 April 2006, responding with an aggressive half-century. He was signed by Glamorgan
in 2006 for the English summer, and was regarded as a dark horse for selection in the 2007 World Cup
; however, a poor 2006–07 season with South Australia meant he was not selected.
In 2007 he declined an offer to return to Glamorgan, instead joining the Centre of Excellence
in Australia at the request of national chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch
. On 25 July 2007, Cosgrove was suspended from the Centre of Excellence for disciplinary reasons.
On 13 April 2010, while still only 25, Cosgrove was over-looked on a contract with South Australia and ended an eventful eight years with the state.Jamie Cox, the state's... Read More