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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

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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

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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

Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Essex bid ends in bafflement

Sep 25, 2013: Essex's funny season produced one final baffling episode as they meekly surrendered their chance of promotion at the Ageas Bowl

Alex Winter at the Ageas Bowl

Leicestershire v Hampshire, Grace Road, 4th day

Leicestershire thumped on Hoggard farewell

Sep 18, 2013: Leicestershire crashed to a 180-run defeat against Hampshire at Grace Road as the curtain came down on their miserable Championship Division Two campaign

Worcestershire v Hampshire, New Road, 1st day

Coles displays talent with bat and ball

Sep 12, 2013: Loan signing Matt Coles showcased his talent with both bat and ball as Hampshire put pressure on Worcestershire at New Road.

Lancashire v Hampshire, Southport, 4th day

Wheater and Coles provide final-day value

Aug 31, 2013: A magnificently enterprising 191-run eighth wicket partnership between Adam Wheater and Matt Coles kept Lancashire waiting until mid-afternoon for victory

Paul Edwards at Southport

Lancashire v Hampshire, Southport, 1st day

Procter writes script on day of tales

Aug 28, 2013: Luke Procter's fifth half-century in as many first-class matches gave Lancashire the edge on a first day of many tales at Southport

Paul Edwards at Southport

County news

Coles joins Hampshire on loan

Aug 27, 2013: Matt Coles, the England Lions allrounder, has joined Hampshire on loan until the end of the season from Kent, where he has refused to sign a new contract.

ESPNcricinfo staff

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Coles declines new Kent offer

Aug 22, 2013: Matt Coles has left Kent having declined a new offer which has left the club frustrated by his decision

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sussex v Kent, FLt20 South Group, Hove

Coles stars as Kent canter

Jul 31, 2013: Sussex Sharks' dismal Twenty20 campaign ended on a suitably downbeat note as Kent Spitfires condemned them to a ninth defeat in this season's competition

Kent v Worcestershire, YB40 Group A, Canterbury

Tredwell edges Kent to win

May 15, 2013: Kent moved joint top of Group A following a nervy three-wicket win over Worcestershire in a game reduced to 25 overs per side due to rain.

Leicestershire v Kent, Grace Road, 1st day

Jones, Coles put Kent on top

Apr 17, 2013: Leicestershire's decision to bowl first backfired as Kent racked up 406 on the first day at Grace Road with half-centuries from Brendan Nash, Geraint Jones and Matt Coles.

England news

Stokes, Coles dismissed from Lions tour

Feb 20, 2013: Ben Stokes, the Durham allrounder, and Kent quick bowler Matt Coles have been sent home from England Lions' tour of Australia for unprofessional conduct.

Alex Winter

Derbyshire v Kent, Derby, 1st day

Groenewald charge halted by Coles

Aug 2, 2012: Derbyshire's seam attack again delivered to keep the Division Two leaders on track for promotion before Kent's tail fought back on the opening day at Derby.

Kent v Glamorgan, Canterbury, 3rd day

Allenby halts Kent victory push

Jul 21, 2012: Glamorgan's batsmen showed their resolve and a willingness to battle on day three at Canterbury

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