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Coles' behaviour investigated by Kent

Jun 27, 2016: Matt Coles, Kent's roistering allrounder, has taken another downturn as the county considers how best to deal with his conduct during a Championship match in Cardiff last week

David Hopps

Essex v Kent, Royal London Cup, South Group, Chelmsford

Bopara finds form to answer Coles' fightback

Jun 15, 2016: Ravi Bopara scrambled some white-ball form as Essex defied Matt Coles' fightback for Kent by chasing down 286 with five balls to spare

ECB Reporters Network

Derbyshire v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Derby, 1st day

Madsen ton leads revival after Coles burst

May 22, 2016: Wayne Madsen and Neil Broom made it Derbyshire's day after Matt Coles had given Kent an excellent start to the Division Two match at Derby

ECB Reporters Network

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Kent call Coles' two-match ban 'disproportionate'

May 6, 2016: Kent all-rounder Matt Coles has been suspended for two Championship matches by an ECB disciplinary commission

ESPNcricinfo staff

Surrey v Kent, Royal London Cup QF, Kia Oval

Coles gives Surrey fright after Roy's hundred

Aug 27, 2015: Surrey survived an extraordinary maiden hundred from Matt Coles and a last-wicket stand of 64 - to which Coles' partner Matt Hunn contributed a single run - to progress to the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup

Alan Gardner

Kent v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Canterbury

Lancashire progress after dramatic tie

Aug 15, 2015: Lancashire will appear at their sixth Finals Day after they beat Kent by virtue of losing fewer wickets after the sides managed 142 apiece off their 20 overs

Paul Edwards at Canterbury

Leicestershire v Kent, LV= County Championship Div Two, Grace Rd, 3rd day

Coles completes 10-for in Kent breeze

Jul 7, 2015: Kent lifted themselves off the bottom of the County Championship by completing their second victory of the season by beating Leicestershire by eight wickets at Grace Road.


Leicestershire v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Grace Road, 1st day

Hot Coles takes six as Leics stumble

Jul 5, 2015: A pitch almost as green as the outfield made Kent captain Sam Northeast's decision to bowl first a simple one, and he would have been satisfied after his side bowled Leicestershire out for just 159


Kent v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Canterbury, 1st day

Coles' five-wicket surge leaves Derbyshire staggering

Jun 7, 2015: Matt Coles claimed five wickets in his opening spell as 17 wickets fell on the first day at Canterbury an followed another impressive display from Mark Fottitt

Tim Wigmore at Canterbury

Kent v Surrey, LV= County Championship, Division Two, Beckenham, 2nd day

Coles happy at home as Kent edge day

May 25, 2015:

Tim Wigmore at Beckenham

Gloucestershire v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 2nd day

Haggett and Coles tip balance to Kent

May 19, 2015: Calum Haggett hit his maiden first-class half-century to help Kent to a first-innings lead over Gloucestershire on the second day of the Championship match at Bristol


Gloucestershire v Kent, LV= County Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 1st day

Coles and Stevens limit Gloucestershire

May 18, 2015: Peter Handscomb's third half-century in his last four LV=County Championship innings for Gloucestershire failed to stop Kent taking the upper hand on the opening day at Bristol.


Kent v Leicestershire, LV= County Championship Division Two, Canterbury, 1st day

Cosgrove makes hundred as Leicestershire begin well

May 3, 2015: Leicestershire skipper Mark Cosgrove hit his first century of the summer to help the visitors recover from a sticky start during a rain-affected opening day against Kent in Canterbury.

Press Association

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'Loose cannon' Coles aiming to go straight

Mar 24, 2015: Matt Coles has made a sudden return to Kent, where he is eager to banish the suspicion of unprofessionalism for good and remind people of his England potential

Jack Wilson

County news

Coles agrees second stint at Kent

Mar 10, 2015: Matt Coles, released by Hampshire last week, has agreed terms to return to Kent, the home county where his career began

ESPNcricinfo staff

Glamorgan v Hampshire, Cardiff, 3rd day

Tomlinson puts Hampshire up as champions

Sep 25, 2014: Hampshire won Division Two with an emphatic 291-run win. They return to Division One after three years away, with each of those years starting with them dubbed favourites

Vithushan Ehantharajah in Cardiff

Essex v Hampshire, NatWest Blast, South Group, Chelmsford

Carberry, Coles silence Chelmsford

Jul 23, 2014: Michael Carberry and Matt Coles silenced the Chelmsford crow as Hampshire beat Essex, South Group leaders, to underline their NatWest t20 Blast qualities

Ryan Bailey at Chelmsford

Leicestershire v Hampshire, Grace Road, 4th day

Coles helps Hampshire to third win

May 21, 2014: Matt Coles starred with bat and ball as Hampshire returned to the top of Division Two by skittling Leicestershire for just 96 on the final day at Grace Road to complete a comprehensive 278-run win.

Press Association and ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Hampshire secure Coles on three-year deal

Sep 27, 2013: Matt Coles, the England Lions fast bowler, has agreed a three-year contract with Hampshire, the county where he spent the last month of the season on loan

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Coles ensures Essex end with a whimper

Sep 26, 2013: Matt Coles finished with match figures of 10 for 154 as Hampshire crushed Essex by an innings and 31 runs soon after lunch on the third day at the Ageas Bowl

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