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Full name Kyle James Coetzer
Born April 14, 1984, Aberdeen
Current age 30 years 258 days
Major teams Scotland, Durham, Northamptonshire, Scotland Under-19s, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education Aberdeen Grammar School
|ODI debut||Scotland v England at Edinburgh, Aug 18, 2008 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Scotland v England at Aberdeen, May 9, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Netherlands v Scotland at Abu Dhabi, Nov 28, 2013 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Glamorgan v Durham at Cardiff, Jun 23-26, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Durham v Northamptonshire at Chester-le-Street, Sep 15-17, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham Cricket Board v Glamorgan at Darlington, May 7, 2003 scorecard|
|Last List A||Northamptonshire v Essex at Northampton, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 3, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Durham v Northamptonshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|128||Scotland||v Otago||Lincoln||22 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|66, 0/13||Scotland||v Wellington||Lincoln||20 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|83||Scotland||v Canterbury||Christchurch||17 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|0||Scotland||v NZ XI||Lincoln||15 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|55||Scotland||v Qld Academy||Buderim||9 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|1||Scotland||v Tasmania||Hobart||2 Oct 2014||Other OD|
|0/11, 4, 1||Northants||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||15 Sep 2014||FC|
|2, 0/10, 5||Northants||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|10||Northants||v Somerset||Taunton||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|0||Northants||v Essex||Northampton||21 Aug 2014||LA|
His name may sound South African, but Kyle Coetzer was, in fact, born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Coetzer became part of Scotland's set-up since he played in the European Under-15 Championship in 1999, and also forged a solid county career with Durham and Northamptonshire.
Starting the summer by hitting his maiden first-class hundred, 153 not out from just 150 balls against Durham UCCE, Coetzer enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2007, playing a key role in Durham's success. He finished the season with an average of 38 as Durham finished second in the County Championship, and a fresh-faced batsman in an experienced dressing room he also struck a 74-ball 61 against Hampshire at Lord's as Durham secured their first ever silverware in the Friends Provident Trophy.
However, Coetzer proved unable to fulfil his early promise at Durham. In 2011, a move to Northants - initially on loan - rejuvenated him, and he emerged as an important member of their side.
Coetzer also established himself as a crucial member of the Scotland top order. He was Scotland's leading run scorer at the 2009 World Twenty20, with 75 runs at 37.50 against New Zealand and South Africa. In 2013 he registered his maiden ODI century, 133, against Afghanistan.
Coetzer became Scotland's captain in 2013, but he lost the role to Preston Mommsen, who stood in when Coetzer was injured during Scotland's successful qualifying campaign for the 2015 World Cup and who kept the role on their preparation tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
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