Cottam returns to Seaton with Aussie tourists
PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:00 15 June 2010
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One of Seaton Cricket Club's favourite sons, Andy Cottam, is heading home, and he will be in the UK for the next month with a team of young Australian cricketers called Emerging Warriors.
One of Seaton Cricket Club's favourite sons, Andy Cottam, is heading home, and he will be in the UK for the next month with a team of young Australian cricketers called Emerging Warriors. Cottam left East Devon in 2006 for Bunbury in Australia where he took up the role of Development Officer and, when he recently gained level III accreditation with the Australian Cricket Board, it meant promotion to the post of elite high performance coach for cricket in South West Australia.Cottam was recently featured in The South Western Times newspaper in Australia, the article reporting: "A naturalised Australian with a strong Somerset accent, Cottam is everything Aussie - to his vivacious wife Patrice (Lee), former WA State softballer and captain, coach and president of the Bunbury City Blues until she retired to start a family, the first of which is expected to arrive any day now."When Cottam took his Level III accreditation, the highest possible qualification in Australian cricket, he did so alongside the likes of recently retired Test cricketers Darren Lehmann and Greg Blewitt, Sri Lankan Test man Rumesh Ratnayeke and Tasmania skipper Danny Marsh.They will be in Seaton on July 13 and 14.