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Richard Coughtrie
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Richard Coughtrie

England
Richard Coughtrie

Full Name

Richard George Coughtrie

Born

September 01, 1988, North Shields, Northumberland

Age

32y 254d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Height

5ft 9in

Education

Royal Grammar School, Newcastle; Oxford Brookes

TEAMS

Originally from County Durham, wicketkeeper Richard Coughtrie was first spotted by Gloucestershire director of cricket John Bracewell when playing against the county for Oxford Brookes University. He had made his first class debut for Oxford MCCU in 2009, but as cricket began to take precedence over his studies after he signed a two-year contract with Gloucestershire in November 2010 he reduced his semesters to allow him to be a full-time member of the county's squad.

Coughtrie's opportunities were initially limited by Jon Batty's presence in the squad. Coughtrie took the chance to make runs for Gloucestershire's Second XI, scoring several half-centuries in both Trophy and Second XI Championship matches, including 74 against Glamorgan in the final match of the 2010 season.

Batty's decline in form saw Coughtrie become the first-choice wicketkeeper in four-day cricket from the latter half of the 2011 season. Against Glamorgan in September of that season he equalled the record for catches in an innings for Gloucestershire with six victims at Bristol. He joined Jon Batty, Jack Russell, Barrie Meyer, Andy Wilson and Harry Smith who all share the record.

He has worked closely with Russell, honing his technique and earning high praise from the legendary 'keeper, who gushed that the young Coughtrie had "a wonderful mixture of natural talent and strong dedication". Russell is a fitting mentor for Coughtrie, who remembers watching his wicketkeeping hero on television as a child. As a keeper, his particular strength lies in standing up to the stumps to spinners and medium pacers.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC3052690954*19.76270433.6102931591
T201411265187.227883.33004266
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC30------------
T2014------------

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLWKDATEGROUNDFORMAT
M.C.C. vs Scotland XI0 & 28--2c/0s & 0c/0s11-Aug-2015GlasgowOTHER
Northumb vs Cumberland130/27--17-Aug-2014SedberghOTHER
Northumb vs Staffs86 & 93--0c/0s & 0c/0s06-Jul-2014West BromwichOTHER
Glouc 2nd XI vs Middx 2nd XI51 & 2*----23-Jul-2013AlvestonOTHER
Glouc 2nd XI vs Middx 2nd XI8--0c/0s22-Jul-2013AlvestonOTHEROD

Photos


Richard Coughtrie is bowled for a duck by Azhar Mahmood