John Thomas Cottam (5 September 1867 in Sydney, New South Wales – 30 January 1897 in Western Australia) was an Australian cricketer who played in one Test in 1887.

John Cottam
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Personal information
Full nameJohn Thomas Cottam
Born(1867-09-05)5 September 1867
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died30 January 1897(1897-01-30) (aged 29)
Coolgardie, Western Australia
BattingRight-handed
BowlingLegbreak
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 49)25 February 1887 v England
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 7
Runs scored 4 273
Batting average 2.00 22.75
100s/50s 0/0 0/3
Top score 3 62
Balls bowled 0
Wickets 0 3
Bowling average 32.66
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/48
Catches/stumpings 1/0 4/0
Source: [1]

Jack Cottam had played in only one first-class match – for New South Wales against the touring English cricket team, when he scored 29 and 14 not out[1] – before making his Test debut a few days later in the Second Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Cottam made just four runs as Australia lost by 71 runs.[2] Cottam's five other first-class matches came on New South Wales' tour of New Zealand in 1889–90, when he made three fifties including his highest score of 62, the only fifty in the match, when New South Wales beat Wellington.[3][4]

Cottam went to the goldfields at Coolgardie, Western Australia, near Kalgoorlie, where he died of typhoid fever, aged 29, in 1897.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New South Wales v A Shaw's XI 1886-87". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  2. ^ "2nd Test, England tour of Australia at Sydney, Feb 25 – Mar 1 1887". Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  3. ^ "New South Wales in New Zealand, 1889/90". Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Wellington v New South Wales 1889-90". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Cricket Chatter". The Arrow: 2. 20 February 1897.

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