Matt joins Essex

Earlier today, Essex revealed they had won the signature for Matt Critchley. Matt joins Essex for the 2022 season on a three-year contract.

In what became his swansong season for Derbyshire, Matt passed 1000 runs and took 32 wickets in the 2021 LV= Insurance County Championship.

During his time with Derbyshire, Matt scored 4902 runs (highest score 137*) and took 200 wickets across all formats.

Speaking to the official Essex website, Matt reflected on his move to the Cloudfm County Ground,

“Essex have been one of the best teams in the country for the last six years, you just have to look at the players in the dressing room and the trophies they’ve won to know this must be a great place to play your cricket.

“It was a tough decision to leave Derbyshire, but as soon as I was made aware of the interest, I wanted to make the move and I can’t wait to get going and to pull on the Essex shirt.”

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