Matches (12)
MLC (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Asia Cup (4)
TNPL (2)
BAN-A vs PAK-A (1)
Men's Hundred (1)
Women's Hundred (1)

Full Name

James Matthew Coles


April 02, 2004, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire


20y 112d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role


James Coles became Sussex's youngest-ever first-class debutant at the age of 16 years and 157 days, when he was handed an opportunity in the Bob Willis Trophy against Surrey at The Oval. He dismissed Rory Burns, Ben Foakes and Jamie Smith to finish with match figures of 3 for 35, as well as making 21 runs from No. 6. Coles was still a teenager when he scored his maiden first-class hundred, against Glamorgan at Hove in 2023, and he added two more by the end of the season to cement a place in the side.

Coles is a product of Sussex's player development partnership with the Oxfordshire Cricket Board, and attended Magdalen College School in Oxford. He signed a professional deal early in the 2021 season, going on to make his List A debut in the Royal London Cup before receiving a call-up to England Under-19s for the home series against West Indies. He toured Sri Lanka that winter and was named in the squad for the Under-19 World Cup in the Caribbean.
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James Coles Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

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Recent Matches of James Coles

Sussex vs Middlesex--2/2819-Jul-2024HoveT20
Sussex vs Somerset260/418-Jul-2024TauntonT20
Sussex vs Essex--0/4313-Jul-2024HoveT20
Sussex vs Kent144/1212-Jul-2024CanterburyT20
Sussex vs Hampshire464/3410-Jul-2024HoveT20

Photos of James Coles

James Coles claimed a four-wicket haul
James Coles gets forward to drive
Nathan McAndrew gets a hug from James Coles after Sussex closed out victory
James Coles celebrates his maiden first-class hundred
James Coles punches a drive