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Favourite sports person: Andrew Flintoff or Stephen Jack Rigg

Favourite band: Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Favourite food: Roast Lamb

Favourite car: Land Rover, Defender

Quote to live by: 'Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action'

Best cricketing moment: watching the 2005 ashes

Proudest moment: walking out onto pitch for the first time in a Kent shirt

Favourite film: Anchorman

Most annoying habit: Talking when I shouldn't

Look alike: Warren

Education: Maplesden Noakes Secondary School

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Born 26 May 1990 Years of Service 2008-2013, 2015-
Squad number 26 Debut 2009 v Loughborough UCCE
Height 6'3" Nicknames Colesy
Capped Bat Left hand
Best bat First Class - 51 Bowl Right-arm fast-medium
Best bowl First Class - 5-29


Player Shirt Supporter: Perth Grade Umpires - Western Australia

A Kent Cricket graduate who played age-group cricket for Kent at under 13, 15 and 17 levels.

Matt had a season to remember in 2012, winning his county cap and a call-up to the England Lions.

The burly Maidstone-born seamer claimed 74 victims during a wicket-laden season and capped a golden period with a call-up to the England Lions squad. Well built, with genuine pace, Coles has all the needed attributes to develop into a fine strike bowler.

After an injury-hit 2011, he came into storming form, returning career-best First Class match figures of 9-83 against Northamptonshire, before claiming 6-32 against Yorkshire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition.

His 53 First Class wickets came at an average of just 22.58 and his 17 CB40 scalps came at an even more impressive 16.52.

Matt also contributes runs down the order with the bat, earning him the right to be regarded as a genuine all-rounder.

In Kent’s opening championship fixture of 2012, against Yorkshire at Headingley, the left-hander blasted 103 off just 111 balls to register his maiden first-class century. 

He moved to Hampshire in 2013 where he signed a three-year deal and clinched promotion to Division One of the LV= County Championship.

In March 2015, the Maidstone-born player returned to Kent.


J Reid, last amended by T Brown, March 2015