Full name Benjamin Oliver Coad
Born January 10, 1994, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Current age 24 years 67 days
Major teams Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI, Yorkshire Academy, Yorkshire Under-15s, Yorkshire Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Education Thirsk School and Sixth Form College
|First-class debut||Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 20-23, 2016 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Essex v Yorkshire at Chelmsford, Sep 25-27, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Yorkshire v Gloucestershire at Leeds, Jun 2, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds, Jun 13, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Northamptonshire v Yorkshire at Northampton, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 21, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/56, 6*, 1/37, 2*||Yorkshire||v Essex||Chelmsford||25 Sep 2017||FC|
|2/54, 2*, 2/67||Yorkshire||v Warwickshire||Leeds||19 Sep 2017||FC|
|10, 1/65||Yorkshire||v Middlesex||Leeds||5 Sep 2017||FC|
|0, 3/36, 28||Yorkshire||v Essex||Scarborough||6 Aug 2017||FC|
|2/30, 6, 2/21||Yorks 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Worcester||25 Jul 2017||Other|
|0/8||Yorkshire||v Warwickshire||Leeds||21 Jul 2017||T20|
|0/24||Yorkshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||14 Jul 2017||T20|
|2/52, 15, 2/62, 17||Yorkshire||v Somerset||Scarborough||3 Jul 2017||FC|
|2/99||Yorkshire||v Surrey||Leeds||26 Jun 2017||FC|
|2/80, 14, 8||Yorkshire||v Middlesex||Lord's||19 Jun 2017||FC|
Ben Coad, a pace bowler of some promise, shot to prominence in 2017 when he forced his way into Yorkshire's Championship side with a series of outstanding displays, none better than his six wickets at Headingley in the Roses match at Headingley. Lithe, willing and capable of moving the ball just enough at a good lick from challenging, tight lines, he gave Yorkshire a considerable boost as they contemplated how best to manage the transition among a large but ageing stock of quick bowlers.
Fifty Championship wickets at 20.86 in his first full season ensured a rush of awards at Yorkshire's end-of-season awards with director of cricket Martyn Moxon calling him "a revelation". From the moment he took 6-37 in the opening Championship match against Hampshire at Headingley, he led Yorkshire's attack in the first half of the season.
Coad, a product of Harrogate CC, made his Yorkshire first-team debut in the Yorkshire Bank 40 against Gloucestershire at Headingley in June 2013. He signed terms as a junior professional with the county ahead of the 2014 summer and prepared for the season with the help of a six-week sponsorship at the Darren Lehmann Academy in Adelaide.
He made an encouraging Twenty20 debut against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road in 2015 and followed up with another solid display at Headingley against the defending champions Warwickshire. A Championship debut against Durham in Chester-le-Street followed in 2016. Work over the winter then put a yard on his pace and made him a bowler to be reckoned with.