Coetzer opens Twenty20 in style

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There was not much to shout about in the Steelbacks’ weather interrupted Friends Life t20 opener against the Welsh Dragons.

Just 9.3 overs were bowled at the County Ground but in that time, Kyle Coetzer showed that he could be a good find for the County at the top of the order.

The Scotsman made a composed 41 from just 29 balls before being bowled by Dean Cosker and he admitted that he had enjoyed his latest foray into the shortest form of the game.

He said: “It’s good for the Twenty20 competition to start and just get out there, unfortunately the rain has come down and ended proceedings a little bit early but it was fun while it lasted.

“The rain got on the wicket a little bit so it quickened it up so it came on to the bat quite nicely which helped.”

The opening positions have been something of a problem for the Steelbacks in recent seasons but Coetzer did his own cause no harm at all.

And he stated that it is a role that he enjoys occupying.

He added: “It’s a position that I like to play in and hopefully I’ll keep going in there and giving it a good crack.

“Pace on to the bat helps and if the wicket is coming on nicely, which it was, you can hit through the ball which helps.”