Matthew was only 15 years of age in 2013 when he became the youngest post-war cricketer to play in the county 40 over competition for Yorkshire. He was then included in the England U19 team whilst he was still 15 for series against Bangladesh and Pakistan. When he was 17 in 2015, Matthew made his First Class and T20 debuts including taking 5/22 on T20 debut. After a few injury interrupted seasons he took his maiden First Class 5 wicket haul in 2017 and in 2018 he was selected to play for the England Lions. In 2020 he took 10 wickets at 18 across his two First Class games. He continues to be one of the brightest all round prospects in the English game.
Matthew was brought up in a very close-knit family with two older brothers who he feels have played a huge role in the success of his career. Throughout his career he has been fortunate enough to captain the England U19’s for a period and thoroughly enjoys this role, he hopes to have leadership roles like this in the future.
Away from cricket, he is passionate about health and fitness constantly researching training times and educating himself on nutrition to ensure he is in the best physical shape he can be for performing. Thinking forward to his career post cricket, he is currently doing a course in business and finance.
Travel is another passion of Matthew’s. He has been lucky to travel quite frequently with cricket and hopes to explore more of the world throughout the rest of his career.