Coad

Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

16 Apr 2017, 08:29 #11

He's earned a thread of his own.

Steve asks: "Coad was accurate and successful - i dont see any magic powers in his bowling apart from accuracy and consistency but it seems to be working for him. Can anyone else explain his success...? "

It's a good question. Very early days yet, but here goes.

This is on the basis of watching just a few balls from over the top of the sightscreen at the Football Stand end last week ( ... we were lucky with the wicket used, which was right in line), and the excellent Warks live feed today (also high up, straight behind the bowler's arm): Coad's special quality seems to be that he combines (almost) Pattersonian regularity of line and length with a little bit of extra pace and an outswinger (to the righthander) that both moves the ball more than Patto does, and that varies in movement in ways that the batsmen find difficult to pick in a bowler they have not met before.

LBW decisions, slip catches, and frustrated batsmen striking him in the air to covers/midoff are the consequence.

That's my (very preliminary) take. Anyone else have thoughts?
Coad should be left in the team for as long as he is being effective. If that means he plays every game this season then fine, I'm sure the work will do him good.

We have plenty of other bowlers who actually need to be rested, and that includes Patterson.

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Joined: 20 Apr 2014, 17:29

16 Apr 2017, 17:42 #12

He's earned a thread of his own.

Steve asks: "Coad was accurate and successful - i dont see any magic powers in his bowling apart from accuracy and consistency but it seems to be working for him. Can anyone else explain his success...? "

It's a good question. Very early days yet, but here goes.

This is on the basis of watching just a few balls from over the top of the sightscreen at the Football Stand end last week ( ... we were lucky with the wicket used, which was right in line), and the excellent Warks live feed today (also high up, straight behind the bowler's arm): Coad's special quality seems to be that he combines (almost) Pattersonian regularity of line and length with a little bit of extra pace and an outswinger (to the righthander) that both moves the ball more than Patto does, and that varies in movement in ways that the batsmen find difficult to pick in a bowler they have not met before.

LBW decisions, slip catches, and frustrated batsmen striking him in the air to covers/midoff are the consequence.

That's my (very preliminary) take. Anyone else have thoughts?
Is he any good at the one-day stuff?
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Joined: 08 Dec 2013, 13:18

16 Apr 2017, 17:50 #13

He's earned a thread of his own.

Steve asks: "Coad was accurate and successful - i dont see any magic powers in his bowling apart from accuracy and consistency but it seems to be working for him. Can anyone else explain his success...? "

It's a good question. Very early days yet, but here goes.

This is on the basis of watching just a few balls from over the top of the sightscreen at the Football Stand end last week ( ... we were lucky with the wicket used, which was right in line), and the excellent Warks live feed today (also high up, straight behind the bowler's arm): Coad's special quality seems to be that he combines (almost) Pattersonian regularity of line and length with a little bit of extra pace and an outswinger (to the righthander) that both moves the ball more than Patto does, and that varies in movement in ways that the batsmen find difficult to pick in a bowler they have not met before.

LBW decisions, slip catches, and frustrated batsmen striking him in the air to covers/midoff are the consequence.

That's my (very preliminary) take. Anyone else have thoughts?
He wasn't last year, but I would suggest that's he's a rather better bowler now than he was then...
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

16 Apr 2017, 18:28 #14

He's earned a thread of his own.

Steve asks: "Coad was accurate and successful - i dont see any magic powers in his bowling apart from accuracy and consistency but it seems to be working for him. Can anyone else explain his success...? "

It's a good question. Very early days yet, but here goes.

This is on the basis of watching just a few balls from over the top of the sightscreen at the Football Stand end last week ( ... we were lucky with the wicket used, which was right in line), and the excellent Warks live feed today (also high up, straight behind the bowler's arm): Coad's special quality seems to be that he combines (almost) Pattersonian regularity of line and length with a little bit of extra pace and an outswinger (to the righthander) that both moves the ball more than Patto does, and that varies in movement in ways that the batsmen find difficult to pick in a bowler they have not met before.

LBW decisions, slip catches, and frustrated batsmen striking him in the air to covers/midoff are the consequence.

That's my (very preliminary) take. Anyone else have thoughts?
I thought he looked to have something in white ball last year, admittedly without much success.

Appeared to be a thinking bowler ready to throw in the short ball or slower ball to mix things up. He didn't quite have the skill to pull it off but he is a year older and hopefully wiser and these two matches are going to do his confidence no end of good.
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

17 Apr 2017, 13:04 #15

He's earned a thread of his own.

Steve asks: "Coad was accurate and successful - i dont see any magic powers in his bowling apart from accuracy and consistency but it seems to be working for him. Can anyone else explain his success...? "

It's a good question. Very early days yet, but here goes.

This is on the basis of watching just a few balls from over the top of the sightscreen at the Football Stand end last week ( ... we were lucky with the wicket used, which was right in line), and the excellent Warks live feed today (also high up, straight behind the bowler's arm): Coad's special quality seems to be that he combines (almost) Pattersonian regularity of line and length with a little bit of extra pace and an outswinger (to the righthander) that both moves the ball more than Patto does, and that varies in movement in ways that the batsmen find difficult to pick in a bowler they have not met before.

LBW decisions, slip catches, and frustrated batsmen striking him in the air to covers/midoff are the consequence.

That's my (very preliminary) take. Anyone else have thoughts?
So does he have the nickname of Morse or da Vinci?
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Joined: 08 Dec 2013, 13:18

17 Apr 2017, 13:27 #16

He's earned a thread of his own.

Steve asks: "Coad was accurate and successful - i dont see any magic powers in his bowling apart from accuracy and consistency but it seems to be working for him. Can anyone else explain his success...? "

It's a good question. Very early days yet, but here goes.

This is on the basis of watching just a few balls from over the top of the sightscreen at the Football Stand end last week ( ... we were lucky with the wicket used, which was right in line), and the excellent Warks live feed today (also high up, straight behind the bowler's arm): Coad's special quality seems to be that he combines (almost) Pattersonian regularity of line and length with a little bit of extra pace and an outswinger (to the righthander) that both moves the ball more than Patto does, and that varies in movement in ways that the batsmen find difficult to pick in a bowler they have not met before.

LBW decisions, slip catches, and frustrated batsmen striking him in the air to covers/midoff are the consequence.

That's my (very preliminary) take. Anyone else have thoughts?
Going by the usual imagination shown in sporting nicknames, it'll almost certainly be Coady.
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Joined: 27 Apr 2007, 17:25

17 Apr 2017, 14:27 #17

He's earned a thread of his own.

Steve asks: "Coad was accurate and successful - i dont see any magic powers in his bowling apart from accuracy and consistency but it seems to be working for him. Can anyone else explain his success...? "

It's a good question. Very early days yet, but here goes.

This is on the basis of watching just a few balls from over the top of the sightscreen at the Football Stand end last week ( ... we were lucky with the wicket used, which was right in line), and the excellent Warks live feed today (also high up, straight behind the bowler's arm): Coad's special quality seems to be that he combines (almost) Pattersonian regularity of line and length with a little bit of extra pace and an outswinger (to the righthander) that both moves the ball more than Patto does, and that varies in movement in ways that the batsmen find difficult to pick in a bowler they have not met before.

LBW decisions, slip catches, and frustrated batsmen striking him in the air to covers/midoff are the consequence.

That's my (very preliminary) take. Anyone else have thoughts?
Perhaps, based on Steve's original post here, they could call him "Enigma".
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

17 Apr 2017, 15:04 #18

He's earned a thread of his own.

Steve asks: "Coad was accurate and successful - i dont see any magic powers in his bowling apart from accuracy and consistency but it seems to be working for him. Can anyone else explain his success...? "

It's a good question. Very early days yet, but here goes.

This is on the basis of watching just a few balls from over the top of the sightscreen at the Football Stand end last week ( ... we were lucky with the wicket used, which was right in line), and the excellent Warks live feed today (also high up, straight behind the bowler's arm): Coad's special quality seems to be that he combines (almost) Pattersonian regularity of line and length with a little bit of extra pace and an outswinger (to the righthander) that both moves the ball more than Patto does, and that varies in movement in ways that the batsmen find difficult to pick in a bowler they have not met before.

LBW decisions, slip catches, and frustrated batsmen striking him in the air to covers/midoff are the consequence.

That's my (very preliminary) take. Anyone else have thoughts?
I have seen him as the new-model Patto for a couple of years now. All that's happened this year is a yard extra pace, plus the normal increase in maturity and experience. Saturday's Times compared him with Jimmy Anderson!

So, what we've got is a tall(ish) 6'2" bowler of medium-fast or fast-medium pace*, who bowls with a simple, high action, at a slightly fuller length than Patto. The Times commented that he gets close to the stumps, hence the Anderson comparison, and he does enough with it to find the edge. And when they miss, he hits. Like Patto, he looks as though he can bowl all day.

It has been lovely to watch him these last two games. Wonderful that the YCCC coaches could see the ability and encourage and develop it, given the skinny little kid they had to work with, initially; wonderful that Ben himself has worked at his strength and his skills.

He cannot go on achieving figures like this. Luck will run out, batsmen will wise up, pitches will get better for batting. But it's one hell of a start!

NLOC.


[*Tony Cronshaw, who sits in the rugby stand at Headingley, will explain the difference.]
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 20:03

17 Apr 2017, 15:28 #19

He's earned a thread of his own.

Steve asks: "Coad was accurate and successful - i dont see any magic powers in his bowling apart from accuracy and consistency but it seems to be working for him. Can anyone else explain his success...? "

It's a good question. Very early days yet, but here goes.

This is on the basis of watching just a few balls from over the top of the sightscreen at the Football Stand end last week ( ... we were lucky with the wicket used, which was right in line), and the excellent Warks live feed today (also high up, straight behind the bowler's arm): Coad's special quality seems to be that he combines (almost) Pattersonian regularity of line and length with a little bit of extra pace and an outswinger (to the righthander) that both moves the ball more than Patto does, and that varies in movement in ways that the batsmen find difficult to pick in a bowler they have not met before.

LBW decisions, slip catches, and frustrated batsmen striking him in the air to covers/midoff are the consequence.

That's my (very preliminary) take. Anyone else have thoughts?
The fantasy comparison I keep making is Glenn McGrath.
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Joined: 03 Sep 2014, 13:34

17 Apr 2017, 15:52 #20

He's earned a thread of his own.

Steve asks: "Coad was accurate and successful - i dont see any magic powers in his bowling apart from accuracy and consistency but it seems to be working for him. Can anyone else explain his success...? "

It's a good question. Very early days yet, but here goes.

This is on the basis of watching just a few balls from over the top of the sightscreen at the Football Stand end last week ( ... we were lucky with the wicket used, which was right in line), and the excellent Warks live feed today (also high up, straight behind the bowler's arm): Coad's special quality seems to be that he combines (almost) Pattersonian regularity of line and length with a little bit of extra pace and an outswinger (to the righthander) that both moves the ball more than Patto does, and that varies in movement in ways that the batsmen find difficult to pick in a bowler they have not met before.

LBW decisions, slip catches, and frustrated batsmen striking him in the air to covers/midoff are the consequence.

That's my (very preliminary) take. Anyone else have thoughts?
Was McGrath ever a skinny kid?
I think this is indeed a fantasy IM!
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