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Paul Coughlin
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Paul Coughlin

England|Bowling allrounder
Paul Coughlin

Full Name

Paul Coughlin

Born

October 23, 1992, Sunderland, Co Durham

Age

28y 362d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Bowling allrounder

Education

St Robert of Newminster Catholic Comprehensive School, Washington, Co Durham

relations

(brother),

(uncle)

TEAMS

Paul Coughlin's move from Durham to Nottinghamshire at the end of the 2017 season was contentious enough for Durham's president, Sir Ian Botham, to call for greater levels of compensation - perhaps even a transfer system - for players developed in county academies who then plied their trade elsewhere. The loss of their T20 skipper completed a demoralising year for Durham which included financial turmoil, the loss of Test status, points sanctions and the departure of several top players.

Nottinghamshire were confident that, at 24, they had secured a dynamic all-round cricketer in Coughlin, who had skippered Durham in T20 cricket in 2017, topping the batting averages with 333 runs at 41.62, as well as taking 13 wickets at 24.84. Durham had not only produced him but guided him through years of back trouble only to lose him as soon as he became a valuable commodity, just one example of a developing transfer market in the county game. Proof of his blossoming reputation came with an immediate call-up for an England Lions training camp in Australia.

Coughlin, born on Wearside, 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 for 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.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC4674582334091015/4910/13333.753.5157.60431
List A2723977915183/363/3650.835.6154.20000
T2047406911111505/425/4222.229.6413.80110
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC4671815719024.93284955.140819110250
List A271841772212.6418595.670013670
T20473295555324.13408136.02013418130

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Durham vs Gloucs9 & 21/2621-Sep-2021BristolFC
Durham vs Northants480/27 & 0/2612-Sep-2021NorthamptonFC
Durham vs Glamorgan204/11 & 5/6405-Sep-2021Chester-le-StreetFC
Durham 2nd vs Lancs 2nd XI361/2 & 1/1923-Aug-2021JesmondOTHER
Durham vs Lancashire--0/1817-Jun-2021Chester-le-StreetT20

Photos


Paul Coughlin sends one down
Ned Eckersley and Paul Coughlin tough gloves during their 157-run stand
Paul Coughlin bowls
Paul Coughlin dislocated a shoulder playing for England Lions
Paul Coughlin cheered Durham on a rainy night
Paul Coughlin is facing shoulder surgery