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Matthew Bell      

Full name Matthew David Bell

Born February 25, 1977, Dunedin, Otago

Current age 37 years 51 days

Major teams New Zealand, Northern Districts, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Matthew David Bell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 18 32 2 729 107 24.30 1928 37.81 2 3 100 0 19 0
ODIs 7 7 0 133 66 19.00 268 49.62 0 1 10 0 1 0
First-class 171 293 18 9881 265 35.93 24 53 141 0
List A 160 154 14 3815 124 27.25 4 22 73 0
Twenty20 18 12 3 195 46 21.66 175 111.42 0 0 18 4 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 171 31 23 0 - - - 4.45 - 0 0 0
List A 160 2 4 0 - - - 12.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v India at Wellington, Dec 26-30, 1998 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 22-26, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Oct 24, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 17, 2001 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1993/94
Last First-class Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Nov 23-26, 2010 scorecard
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Northern Districts v Wellington at Hamilton, Dec 28, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northern Districts v Wellington at Mt Maunganui, Jan 15, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
61 Well Legn XI v Cant Inv XI Wellington 13 Mar 2011 Other T20
0, 6 Wellington v Otago Wellington 23 Nov 2010 FC
2, 31 Wellington v Northern D Wellington 16 Nov 2010 FC
22, 9 Wellington v Central D Napier 9 Nov 2010 FC
7, 15 Wellington v Central D Napier 12 Mar 2010 FC
12, 9 Wellington v Auckland Auckland 25 Feb 2010 FC
25 Wellington v Northern D Mt Maunganui 15 Jan 2010 T20
4 Wellington v Auckland Auckland 13 Jan 2010 T20
- Wellington v Otago Dunedin 10 Jan 2010 T20
2 Wellington v Auckland Wellington 8 Jan 2010 T20
Profile

Matthew Bell, a top-order batsman, made his debut for Northern Districts in 1994 marked by his dismissal: hit-wicket. It took him until his third season to make his maiden first-class hundred and in 1998 was called up to the Test squad to face India. Stomach cramps marred his entry to the international arena, however, and he was unavailable for the remainder of the summer. He was retained for New Zealand's tour of England the following season and, although he made a watchful 83 at Old Trafford, he struggled to make an impact in the series. His maiden hundred though, against Pakistan in 2001, was instrumental in helping New Zealand win the third Test and draw the series 1-1. Although selected to tour Australia later that year, his poor form against a strong Australia attack led to his exclusion to New Zealand's tour of Pakistan the following April. A prolific start to the 2007-08 domestic season brought him a promotion to the Test squad for the home series against Bangladesh more than six years after his previous appearance.
Will Luke January 2008

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Nov 4, 2009

Wellington captain Matthew Bell and Glenn Turner pose with the Plunket Shield, Wellington, November 4, 2009

Wellington captain Matthew Bell and Glenn Turner pose with the Plunket Shield

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Jan 14, 2009

Matthew Bell works it on the leg side, Auckland v Wellington, State Shield, Auckland, January 14, 2009

Matthew Bell works it on the leg side

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Nov 6, 2008

New Zealand Cricket launches a new domestic one-day strip, Auckland, November 6, 2008

New Zealand Cricket launches a new domestic one-day strip

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