Earlier this week, Ben Coad was just some dude; some dude called Ben Coad; a young bowler whose Cricinfo profile page has him down as a ‘workhorse seamer’.
A couple of days into the county season and he’s Ben Coad, strike bowler.
He finished the first day with 5-18 off eight overs as Yorkshire’s wobbly start receded from memory in precisely the way things rapidly recede from memory in this day and age.
He continued, albeit slightly less spectacularly, on day two and finished with 6-37.
Coad is from the miniature city of Ripon and from what we’ve read seems disinclined to concede runs. The only other fact we’ve managed to glean is that his nickname is Coady – and quite frankly, we could have guessed that.
Suggested nicknames for Ben Coad:
- Coad Breaker
- Coad Red
- Bar Coad
- Coadependent Personality Disorder