Full name Paul Coughlin
Born October 23, 1992, Sunderland, Co Durham
Current age 24 years 152 days
Major teams Durham, Durham 2nd XI, Durham Academy, Durham Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Education St Robert of Newminster Catholic Comprehensive School, Washington, Co Durham
|First-class debut||Durham v Australia A at Chester-le-Street, Aug 1-3, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Durham v Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street, Aug 27, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||North v South at Dubai (DSC), Mar 19, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lancashire v Durham at Manchester, Jul 24, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Durham v Derbyshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 29, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3||North||v South||Dubai (DSC)||19 Mar 2017||LA|
|19, 0/22||North||v South||Dubai (DSC)||17 Mar 2017||LA|
|231||Durham 2nd||v Middx 2nd XI||Chester-le-Street||6 Sep 2016||Other|
|19, 1/45, 5||Durham||v Notts||Chester-le-Street||31 Aug 2016||FC|
|14, 1/64||Durham||v Warwickshire||Chester-le-Street||23 Aug 2016||FC|
|39, 1/72, 37||Durham||v Middlesex||Lord's||13 Aug 2016||FC|
|2/48, 30, 0/3, 0||Durham||v Somerset||Taunton||4 Aug 2016||FC|
|0/10||Durham||v Lancashire||Manchester||1 Aug 2016||LA|
|1/29||Durham||v Derbyshire||Chester-le-Street||29 Jul 2016||T20|
|0/37||Durham||v Warwickshire||Gosforth||27 Jul 2016||LA|
Paul Coughlin, born on Wearside, is a Durham allrounder of considerable promise. He progressed through the Durham academy to make his first class debut against Australia A in 2012, but a stress fracture of the back entailed no 1st X1 cricket the following season. When his Championship debut finally came, though, he certainly made his mark, an innings of 85 against Lancashire representing the highest score at the time by a Durham no 10. In 2015, he helped to turn a Championship game against Somerset on its head, following his second Championship half-century with career-best figures of 4-10.
Back trouble continued to plague his early years, but Durham showed how highly they regarded him when he was named captain against Sri Lanka A in his first first-class appearance in 2016. Coughlin's brother Josh, an England Under-19, made his senior debut in the match. That caution also led to him playing as a specialist batsman in late season for the 2nd XI and his 231 - the second highest for the county at that level - helped them to the Second XI Championship. A three-year contract followed at the end of the season.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?