On June 9, 2013 Matthew became the youngest post war county cricketer when he played a YB40 match against Leicestershire at Scarborough aged only 15 years and 212 days.
A powerfully built and tall seam bowler, as well as a rapidly developing batter, Matthew has long been earmarked by the ECB. Highlights to date include him leading England’s U19 bowling attack in a World Cup campaign and subsequently becoming Captain for the one day games during their tour of India in 2017.
At county level, he played in 13 T20 Blast matches in 2015, taking 16 wickets, which made him the leading Vikings wicket taker. This included a debut haul of 5-22 against Derbyshire in May. He also contributed heavily in the RL50 where a young Yorkshire side reached semi-final stage. All of this was in conjunction with studying for A Levels.
2016 was a difficult season with injury but, fully recovered, Matt is now ready to take the next step in his career.