GJ Cosier

Name: Cosier, Gary John
Date of Birth: b 25 April 1953
Career: 1968/69 - 1992/93
Teams: Northcote, Essendon, St Kilda, Richmond
Matches: 163
Batting Style: RHB
Bowling Style: RAMP

A much-travelled, burly red-haired all-rounder, Gary Cosier won the 1980/81 Ryder Medal when he returned to Northcote as captain-coach. Cosier (35 votes) won clearly from Prahran's Simon Davis (26) and Richmond's Andrew Quarterman (25).

Cosier made his debut for Northcote as a 15 year-old in 1968/69 and three years later for the Bushrangers but, after playing in the Dragons' 1973/74 premiership side, he headed first to Adelaide and then to Brisbane. Following his return to Melbourne, Cosier was an important member of St Kilda's 1984/85 and 1985/86 premiership sides.

Innings N.O. Runs Batting Avg High Score 50s 100s
163 11 3936 25.89 111* 22 3

Runs Wickets Bowling Avg Best 5wi 10wm Ct/St
3136 135 23.22 5/43 1   81