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Full name James Coats
Born February 26, 1914, Annerley, Queensland
Died June 8, 2002, Wynnum West, Brisbane, Queensland (aged 88 years 102 days)
Major teams Queensland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Coats, James, who died in Brisbane on June 8, 2002, aged 88, played all three games on Queensland's southern tour in 1937-38 but was unable to improve on the brisk 46 he made against Victoria on debut, going in at No. 3 and top-scoring in the second innings. All told he scored 127 runs at 21.17 and was relegated to twelfth man when the team returned to Brisbane.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2003
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?