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Matt Coles

Date of Birth26th May 1990Height6'3"
Debut2009 v Loughborough UCCEYears of Service2008-2013, 2015-
Capped-Nickname(s)Colesy
BatLeft-handBest BatFirst Class - 51
BowlRight-arm fast-mediumBest BowlFirst Class - 5-29
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Player Biography

Player Shirt Supporter: Perth Grade Umpires – Western Australia

A Kent Cricket graduate who played age-group cricket for Kent at under 13, 15 and 17 levels.

Matt had a season to remember in 2012, winning his county cap and a call-up to the England Lions.

The burly Maidstone-born seamer claimed 74 victims during a wicket-laden season and capped a golden period with a call-up to the England Lions squad. Well built, with genuine pace, Coles has all the needed attributes to develop into a fine strike bowler.

After an injury-hit 2011, he came into storming form, returning career-best First Class match figures of 9-83 against Northamptonshire, before claiming 6-32 against Yorkshire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition.

His 53 First Class wickets came at an average of just 22.58 and his 17 CB40 scalps came at an even more impressive 16.52.

Matt also contributes runs down the order with the bat, earning him the right to be regarded as a genuine all-rounder.

In Kent’s opening championship fixture of 2012, against Yorkshire at Headingley, the left-hander blasted 103 off just 111 balls to register his maiden first-class century.

He moved to Hampshire in 2013 where he signed a three-year deal and clinched promotion to Division One of the LV= County Championship.

In March 2015, the Maidstone-born player returned to Kent.