Two Overs At ... Kieran Coe

Pyrotechnics Professional Yorkshireman Kieran is our opening batsman and Club Development Officer (CDO). Famed in equal measure for his straight bat and straight talking, the CDO is one of the real driving forces at the club. Read on to find out his choice of desert island reading, his proudest moment, and precisely how much of his leg is bionic.

How did you first get involved at TSJCC?
Before moving to Tottington in 2000 I played in Skipton, Nth Yorks. First 2 years I drove to Skipton to play. I found out about TSJCC through Mike Ainscoe (my brother-in-law) - so you can blame him! First game was away at Rochdalians - it was rained off and Cyril bought me a pint!

What’s been your playing highlight?
For TSJCC? Personally: my innings against Elton Vale, 2009, with me Dad on his last legs in Hospital and our 3 'best' batsmen back in the shed. As a team: Ashley's astonishing innings against RCC - although I had to leave before the end to go to a wedding, Clive updated me with regular and nervous / giddy texts.

Will we ever see the “pyrotechnics” you keep promising?
Do what you do and do it well......know your limitations......cut out shots that get you out.

Tell us BRIEFLY what your role as “Club Development Officer” entails?
Easier to tell you what it does not: I don't play for the seconds ... yet!!

Tell us what you do for a living, other than being a Professional Yorkshireman?
In May 2008 I started my own business - KC Marketing & Design Ltd - and.......I'm still going!

If you could only have 1 book, 1 DVD and 1 CD, what would they be?
(Desert Island Discs states that I can have complete works of Shakespeare anyway) Book: Compendium of Everyman Crosswords / DVD - Wonderful Life / CD - Talking Heads - Sand in the vaseline.

What’s your favourite ground to play at?
Crompton Meadows - with a working heavy roller!

Who is your favourite teammate?
Dasher (although Asif's smile is lovely!)

What are your playing ambitions for 2010?
Pyrotechnics! Taking 25 wickets and scoring 500 runs.

What’s your favourite story about Rowdy?
After a game I got back to the Robin Hood and was ordering a pint when I noticed Rowdy at the other end of the bar - obviously after having played for the 2s. "How d'ya get on?", I enquired. "Pint of bitter thanks Kieran!" came the immediate answer.......

After that horrible rugby injury a few years ago, just how much of your body is made of metal?
Just a 360mm titanium rod from my left knee, through the centre of my smashed tibia ("like a kebab skewer") to my ankle. No it does not set the airport alarms off!

Finally, if you could only change ONE thing about the club, what would it be?
I would spend £83,000 and flatten the ground, thus sorting drainage.

If you'd like to take a turn in the hotseat, please drop Doc P a line via and we'll whizz you over some questions. We'd be delighted to hear from players, supporters, partners, friends of the club or anyone who fancies taking part - all welcome!

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