Kyle Coetzer

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Kyle Coetzer
Personal information
Full name Kyle James Coetzer
Born (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 33)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Nickname Costa
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 33) 18 August 2008 v England
Last ODI 17 June 2017 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no. 15
T20I debut (cap 13) 2 August 2008 v Ireland
Last T20I 20 January 2017 v Ireland
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–2011 Durham
2011–2015 Northamptonshire (squad no. 30)
2012 Chittagong Kings
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 37 39 92 141
Runs scored 1,457 850 4,352 4,249
Batting average 42.85 24.28 30.64 35.11
100s/50s 4/8 0/2 8/19 9/23
Top score 156 70 219 156
Balls bowled 179 66 678 425
Wickets 1 5 7 4
Bowling average 203.00 14.20 59.14 114.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/35 3/25 2/16 1/2
Catches/stumpings 10/– 15/– 44/– 48/–
Source: CricketArchive, 17 June 2017

Kyle James Coetzer (born 14 April 1984) is a Scottish cricketer and current captain in international format. He also captained at Under-15, U-17 and U-19 levels including skippering in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.

Domestic career[edit]

Coetzer played six first-class matches for Durham in the 2004 season, scoring 67 on his first class debut. Later that year he scored 133* for Scotland in the ICC Inter-Continental Cup Semi Final against Kenya. His form dropped away in 2005 and 2006, but early season form in 2007 has helped him gain his Durham place back. In the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup in England, he took "the best catch ever" according to former cricketer David Lloyd in a match against South Africa. He was also Scotland's leading run scorer in the tournament.

In 2011 he joined Northamptonshire on loan, before making the move from Durham permanent.[1] In August 2012, Coetzer signed a new two-year contract taking him through to 2014.[2] However, after only playing four first-class games in 2015, he was released at the end of the 2015 season.[3]

International career[edit]

His first game for the full Scotland team came in 2003 against Pakistan in a one-day match; he appeared in four National League matches later that season. He is a former captain for the Scotland ODI side.[4]

His first ODI century came against Afghanistan in 2011-13 ICC World Cricket League Championship, where Scotland lost to Afghanistan finally. The bad luck continued in 2015 as well, where Coetzer scored a record 156 against Bangladesh in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Nelson in 2015 in a losing cause.

He was selected as the captain of the Scotland T20I international for the tournament to be played in United Arab Emirates in January 2017.[5]

Coetzer first captained Scottish ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour in June 2017. In the first match as ODI captain on 15 June 2017, Coetzer scored a century, becoming the first Scottish to do so in a debut captaincy. The century sealed the match to win by 26 runs, which is recorded as the first ever win against a Full Member as well.[6][7]


Coetzer comes from a family of cricket players. His father, Peter, plays for Stoneywood-Dyce Cricket Club as too have his brothers Shaun and Stuart. His uncle is Grant Dugmore who played for Eastern Province and Argentina.

International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

Kyle Coetzer's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 133 12  Afghanistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2013 Lost
2 156 24  Bangladesh New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand Saxton Oval 2015 Lost
3 127 30  UAE United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom The Grange Club 2016 Won
4 109 36  Zimbabwe United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom The Grange Club 2017 Won

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh Saxton Oval, Nelson 4 March 2015 156 (134 balls, 17x4, 4x6)  Bangladesh won by 6 wickets.[8]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

# Series Date Against Match Performance Result
1 Scotland in Hong Kong 31 January 2016 Hong Kong 70 (40 balls: 5x4, 6x6)  Scotland won by 37 runs.[9]


  1. ^ Niall O'Brien and Kyle Coetzer agree Northants deals, BBC Sport, 2011-08-17, retrieved 2012-12-31 
  2. ^ Northants agree Alex Wakely, David Willey & Kyle Coetzer deals, BBC Sport, 2012-08-23, retrieved 2012-12-31 
  3. ^ "BBC Sport - Northants release Kyle Coetzer & Maurice Chambers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Scotland v Pakistan: Kyle Coetzer excited by 'new era', BBC Sport, 2013-05-16, retrieved 2013-05-19 
  5. ^ "Coetzer returns as Scotland captain for Desert T20". CricBuzz. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Coetzer, de Lange star in Scotland's first win over a Full Member". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Coetzer 'chuffed for the guys' after first win over a Full Member". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015 - 27th match, Pool A". 
  9. ^ "Scotland in Hong Kong T20I Series, 2015-16 - 2nd T20I Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 

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