Matt Coles

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Matt Coles
Personal information
Full name Matthew Thomas Coles
Born (1990-05-26) 26 May 1990 (age 31)
Maidstone, Kent, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2013 Kent (squad no. 26)
2013 Hampshire (loan) (squad no. 78)
2014–2015 Hampshire
2015– Kent (squad no. 26)
FC debut 15 April 2009 Kent v Loughborough UCCE
LA debut 9 August 2009 Kent v Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 89 52 63
Runs scored 1,955 300 383
Batting average 19.16 13.04 10.94
100s/50s 1/9 1/0 0/1
Top score 103* 100 54
Balls bowled 13,173 1,865 1,224
Wickets 284 80 64
Bowling average 27.61 22.95 28.50
5 wickets in innings 10 1 0
10 wickets in match 2 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/51 6/32 3/14
Catches/stumpings 40/– 17/– 24/–
Source: CricInfo, 1 June 2016

Matthew Thomas Coles (born 26 May 1990) is an English cricketer. He is a fast-medium bowler and left-handed batsman,[1] He plays for Kent and has represented England Lions.

Coles made his first-class debut for Kent County Cricket Club in their match against Loughborough University Centre of Cricketing Excellence on 15 April 2009.[2] He had also played for Kent at under-13, under-15 and under-17 levels.[3] Coles reached his maiden first-class century against Yorkshire by hitting a reverse sweep for six.[4] He was awarded a county cap in August 2012.[5]

He took 59 first-class wickets during the 2012 season which saw him called up to the England Lions squad and was included in their tour of Australia in 2013. Unfortunately, he was sent home early from the tour for drinking beyond curfew hours more than once with Ben Stokes.[6]

On 27 August 2013, Coles signed on loan for Hampshire until the end of the season.[7] In Hampshire's last game of the season against Essex, Coles took match figures of 10–154, which prompted Hampshire into signing Coles in a 3-year deal.[8]

He returned to Kent in March 2015 after his release from Hampshire, taking 100 wickets in all formats for the county in the 2015 season.[9] Coles won the Kent Player of the Year award at the end of the season,[10] and was chosen in the Professional Cricketers' Association Team of 2015 in September 2015.[9] He was nominated as part of a four man shortlist as PCA Player of the Year.[11] During the season, Coles scored a century against Surrey at The Oval in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter final,[12] took ten wickets in the County Championship match against Leicestershire[13] and took a hat-trick against Nottinghamshire in the One-Day Cup.[14]

Career Best Performances

as of 9 November 2015

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 103* Kent v Yorkshire Leeds 2012 6–51 Kent v Northamptonshire Northampton 2012
LA 100 Kent Spitfires v Surrey The Oval 2015 6–32 Kent Spitfires v Yorkshire Carnegie Leeds 2012
T20 54 Hampshire v Essex Eagles Chelmsford 2014 3–14 Kent Spitfires v Sussex Sharks Hove 2013

References

  1. "Mat Coles player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Kent v Loughborough UCCE at Canterbury, 15–17 April 2009". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Mat Coles player profile". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 April 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Gibson, Richard (6 April 2012). "Matt Coles century takes Kent past 500 against Yorkshire". London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Coles and Northeast honoured with county caps in Canterbury Week presentation, Kent County Cricket Club, 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  6. Pringle, Derek (20 February 2013). "England Lions pair Matt Coles and Ben Stokes sent home from Australia tour for persistent late night drinking". London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Hampshire sign Kent all-rounder on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Hampshire sign Kent all-rounder on three-year deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. 9.0 9.1 Northeast and Coles in PCA Team of 2015, Kent County Cricket Club, 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  10. Matt Coles wins Spitfire Kent Player of the Year 2015, Kent County Cricket Club, 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  11. Ashes winner Barstow among PCA nominees, The Cricketer, 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  12. Coles gives Surrey fright after Roy's hundred, ESPNcricinfo, 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  13. Coles completes 10-for in Kent breeze, ESPNcricinfo, 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
  14. One-Day Cup: Matt Coles' hat-trick sees Kent beat Notts, BBC sport website, 2015-08-17. Retrieved 2015-09-30.

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