Coad

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Coad

Joined: September 3rd, 2014, 1:34 pm

April 14th, 2017, 9:46 pm #1

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?
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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

April 14th, 2017, 10:34 pm #2

He's tall isn't he ? Bit of bounce?
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Joined: April 18th, 2014, 12:12 am

April 14th, 2017, 11:30 pm #3

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?
Considering how poor Coad bowled in the Roses T20 (barely got above 70mph and floated the ball wide of off-stump) it is remarkable how dangerous he was against Hampshire.

Coad has a little bit of Mitchell Starc about him - a gentle, gliding run up and generates pace at the point of delivery, extracting late movement. It would be good to see Sidebottom and Coad share the new ball in favourable conditions before the former retires.

I'd be interested to see how Coad fares with the old ball and possibly the pink ball during dusk, because he has potential to extract reverse swing.
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Joined: April 2nd, 2009, 12:57 pm

April 15th, 2017, 11:28 am #4

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?
Thats very helpful - i think hes also a little faster than he looks on the basis of his run up.
He s a fit young man. He needs to to bulk up a bit to make himself stronger....
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

April 15th, 2017, 11:53 am #5

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?
Can not really leave him out now, when Siddy & Brooks are fit. So Patto`s place looks in jeopardy (cue howls of rage from the NLOP club members). I have discounted Plunkett & Willey, as they will be away with England for most of the rest of the season. My 4 seamers for the CC (when all fit) would be Coad, Bresnan, Siddy & Brooks.
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Joined: December 8th, 2013, 1:18 pm

April 15th, 2017, 12:11 pm #6

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?
Don't see the Starc comparison at all: Starc is much taller, much quicker and much more erratic. From what I've seen of Coad I'd say he's more in the Hazlewood/ Siddle mould, or a quicker Patto.
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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

April 15th, 2017, 1:36 pm #7

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?
'A quicker Patto' would probably be an international. NLOP don't do 'howls of rage'. Membership rules require adherence to the man's own standards of quiet persistence. The origins, I think, lay in a feeling that the importance of his role was not always being appreciated alongside those of more dramatic performers. It's about a role and type of contribution, as much as an individual. If - and it's not clear yet - someone else can do it better, fine .
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Joined: May 5th, 2014, 6:30 am

April 15th, 2017, 6:34 pm #8

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?
With 13 wickets at around 14 a piece and SR under 30 in the CC so far I don't care how he bowls .... just so long as he keeps taking wickets !!

Dave

ps he has taken exactly 50% of our wickets in the CC to date ! ( 13 out of 26 )
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Joined: September 3rd, 2014, 1:34 pm

April 15th, 2017, 9:14 pm #9

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?
Idle Man, he doesn't seem particularly tall, nor very well-built. His success is all the more remarkable.

Fast run up (not too long), no check to his pace at point of delivery, fluent action, bowls very side on and close to the stumps. That suggests that he has been very well coached (and takes notice of coaching!) in addition to whatever natural talent and abilities he has.

He may have half our wickets, but it's still early days. One swallow doesn't make a summer, an' all that.
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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

April 15th, 2017, 10:58 pm #10

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?
Thanks, that's interesting.
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