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Matt Coles

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Full Name: Matthew Thomas Coles
Born: May 26 1990 , Maidstone
County: Hampshire
Other teams: England Lions, Kent
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast


A bustling seamer and useful lower-order batsman who has represented England Lions, Coles moved to Hampshire from Kent in 2014 following a successful loan spell at the Ageas Bowl the previous season. Having taken 27 first-class wickets in 2010, he improved on that figure by five the following year, claiming two five-wicket hauls in the process. Coles’ overall progress was recognised at the end of the 2011 domestic season, when he was named as a potential England Performance Programme player. After Stuart Meaker was forced to return home from Sri Lanka in February 2012 with a lower ba...

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