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Kyle James Coetzer MBE (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.

Kyle Coetzer
Personal information
Full nameKyle James Coetzer
Born (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 35)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 33)9 September 2003 v England
Last ODI20 August 2019 v PNG
ODI shirt no.15
T20I debut (cap 13)2 August 2008 v Ireland
Last T20I19 September 2019 v Netherlands
Domestic team information
2011–2015Northamptonshire (squad no. 30)
2012Chittagong Kings
2018-PresentPokhara Rhinos
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 56 51 94 166
Runs scored 2,296 1,217 4,404 5,400
Batting average 44.95 25.89 30.37 37.76
100s/50s 4/16 0/5 8/19 10/33
Top score 156 74 219 156
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 15/– 18/– 46/– 57/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 September 2019

Coetzer was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to cricket.[1][2] He became the third Scottish cricketer to receive an MBE for services to cricket.[3]

Domestic and T20 franchise careerEdit

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.He also captains for Pokhara Rhinos in Everest Premier League.

In 2011 he joined Northamptonshire on loan, before making the move from Durham permanent.[4] In August 2012, Coetzer signed a new two-year contract taking him through to 2014.[5] However, after only playing four first-class games in 2015, he was released at the end of the 2015 season.[6]

In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Montreal Tigers franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[7] In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Edinburgh Rocks in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[8][9] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[10]

International careerEdit

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.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13][14]

In February 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Coetzer as one of the ten players to watch ahead of the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament.[15]

On 10 June 2018, he captained Scotland to a six run win over England in a 50 over ODI at The Grange Club in Edinburgh, scoring 58 runs out of Scotland's total of 371 for 5.[16]

In September 2019, he was named as the captain of Scotland's squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates.[17]


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


  1. ^ "No. 62666". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 2019. p. B16.
  2. ^ "Kyle Coetzer Awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List". Cricket Scotland. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Kyle Coetzer Awarded MBE for Services to Cricket in Queen's Birthday Honours List". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  4. ^ Niall O'Brien and Kyle Coetzer agree Northants deals, BBC Sport, 17 August 2011, retrieved 31 December 2012
  5. ^ Northants agree Alex Wakely, David Willey & Kyle Coetzer deals, BBC Sport, 23 August 2012, retrieved 31 December 2012
  6. ^ "BBC Sport – Northants release Kyle Coetzer & Maurice Chambers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Global T20 draft streamed live". Canada Cricket Online. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Player Draft completed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  11. ^ Scotland v Pakistan: Kyle Coetzer excited by 'new era', BBC Sport, 16 May 2013, retrieved 19 May 2013
  12. ^ "Coetzer returns as Scotland captain for Desert T20". CricBuzz. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Coetzer, de Lange star in Scotland's first win over a Full Member". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Coetzer 'chuffed for the guys' after first win over a Full Member". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  15. ^ "10 stars to look out for at CWCQ". International Cricket Council. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Scotland vs England". BBC. BBC Sport. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Squads announced for T20I Tri-Series in Ireland and ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier". Cricket Scotland. Retrieved 12 September 2019.

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