Paul Coughlin

Country: England
Born: October 23, 1992, Sunderland, Co Durham
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Paul Coughlin Bio

Paul Coughlin is an English cricketer who has showcased his exceptional skills as an all-rounder, despite encountering numerous injuries throughout his career. Born on Wearside, Coughlin emerged as a highly talented player and honed his skills at Durham’s academy, making him another success story for the renowned Durham cricket club.

Coughlin’s potential was evident, and he gained recognition as captain of Durham’s T20 side. He was on the verge of being selected for the England Lions team when he made a surprising move to Nottinghamshire at the end of the 2017 season. This decision raised concerns about the compensation given to counties that develop players only to see them depart for other clubs, leading Durham’s president, Sir Ian Botham, to call for greater compensation.

At just 24 years old, Nottinghamshire had high hopes for Coughlin, recognizing him as a dynamic all-round cricketer. His superb performance for Durham, where he topped the T20 batting averages with 333 runs and took 13 wickets, only reinforced this belief. His outstanding record caught the attention of the England Lions, and he was called up for a training camp in Australia before making his debut in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, a dislocated shoulder injury hampered his start at Nottinghamshire, limiting him to just 10 appearances over two seasons.

In search of a fresh start, Coughlin opted to return to Durham. His comeback was marked by a career-best 90 in the Bob Willis Trophy, followed by a maiden hundred in 2022 during a remarkable unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 213 with Ben Raine against Worcestershire. Although injuries continued to challenge him, his contributions were invaluable during Durham’s subsequent promotion-winning campaign, averaging an impressive 54.33 in six Championship appearances and taking 12 wickets.

Coughlin’s journey has not been without setbacks. Throughout his early career, he battled back problems that affected his progress. Despite these challenges, he made his first-class debut at the tender age of 19 against Australia A. Unfortunately, a stress fracture of the back prevented him from playing any first XI cricket the following season. However, when he finally made his Championship debut in 2014, he left a lasting impression by scoring 85 runs against Lancashire, then the highest score by a Durham No. 10. The following year, he played a pivotal role in turning a Championship game against Somerset by securing his second Championship half-century and career-best bowling figures of 4 for 10.

Durham’s faith in Coughlin was evident when he was appointed captain in his first first-class appearance of the 2016 season against Sri Lanka A. To ensure his fitness, he played as a specialist batsman for the second XI, where he showcased his batting prowess by scoring 231, the second-highest individual score for the county at that level.

Coughlin’s talent, determination, and resilience make him a highly regarded cricketer. His return to Durham has allowed him to continue making valuable contributions, showcasing his potential as a stellar all-rounder for both club and country. With his strong performances and unwavering dedication, Coughlin is poised for an illustrious future in the world of cricket.

Paul Coughlin Career Stats

Paul Coughlin Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 57 82 12 1891 100* 27.01 3298 57.33 1 10 230 14 29 0
List A 37 28 4 375 77 15.62 358 104.74 0 1 28 13 12 0
T20s 62 44 9 737 53 21.05 554 133.03 0 1 50 22 17 0

Paul Coughlin Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 57 93 7288 4200 125 5/49 10/133 33.6 3.45 58.3 4 3 1
List A 37 29 1192 1148 23 3/36 3/36 49.91 5.77 51.8 0 0 0
T20s 62 54 961 1532 63 5/42 5/42 24.31 9.56 15.2 2 1 0

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