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Matt Critchley

Playing Role - Right-Hand Bat & Legbreak Bowler

County - Derbyshire

Date of Birth - 13 August 1996

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Potential is the one word linked to Matt. The Derbyshire right-hand bat and leg spinner began his first-class career aged just eighteen in 2015.

In only his second county championship game vs. Northants Matt scored an unbeaten 137 and became the youngest player in Derbyshire’s history to score a century.

The ECB was well aware of Matt’s potential. He was selected onto their International Pathway and completed Overseas Placements in Australia in both 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

Matt was selected to tour the West Indies with England Lions in 2018, playing two games vs West Indies A.

In 2017, Matt signed a four-year deal with Derbyshire. This contract will see Matt play for the county until the close of the 2020 season.

Matt’s talent and future potential encouraged Phoenix Management Group to target him as one of our first signings.

(Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)