Date of birth – 23 October 1992 Sunderland, County Durham

Still awaiting Nottinghamshire First Class Debut

Former Durham all-rounder Paul Coughlin joined Nottinghamshire ahead of the 2018 season after making 80 appearances for his native county across all three formats.

After graduating through the Durham academy he made an appearance for Northumberland in the Minor Counties Championship before being handed a first team debut in a three-day friendly against Australia A in 2012, scoring an unbeaten 29 and snaring Michael Klinger as his maiden first class wicket.

Coughlin’s development through the Durham ranks reached fruition when he was appointed captain of the Jets’ T20 side, skippering his home side in both matches against Notts.

The all-rounder was signed to bolster Nottinghamshire’s bowling ranks with his brisk right-arm medium-pace and with the ability to add useful runs to the lower middle order.

Coughlin will be glad to get back onto the cricket field in 2019 after missing most of his debut season with Notts after badly injuring a shoulder on England Lions duty in the Caribbean.