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Matt Coles

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


A bustling seamer and useful lower order batsman, Coles quickly established himself as an important part of Kent’s attack after making his debut for the county in April 2009. 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. He also enjoyed early success in limited-overs matches, although a tendency to prove expensive prevented him from securing regular action in the shorter formats. Coles’ overall progress was recognised at the end of the 2011 domestic season, when he was named as a potenti...

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