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Full name Matthew Higginbottom
Born October 20, 1990, Stockport, Cheshire
Current age 24 years 162 days
Major teams Bradford/Leeds UCCE, Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, Leeds/Bradford MCCU
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|First-class debut||Surrey v Leeds/Bradford MCCU at The Oval, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval, Aug 29-Sep 1, 2013 scorecard|
|Only List A||Derbyshire v Northamptonshire at Derby, Aug 27, 2012 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Derbyshire v Worcestershire at Derby, Jun 13, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Worcestershire v Derbyshire at Worcester, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|31, 3/45, 6, 0/11||Derby 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||Denby||27 Aug 2014||Other|
|38, 3/70, 7, 2/86||Derby 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Derby||12 Aug 2014||Other|
|1/35, 29||Derby 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Derby||11 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|0/36||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Worcester||25 Jul 2014||T20|
|1/61, 40*, 0/19||Derby 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Liverpool||22 Jul 2014||Other|
|1/39, 10||Derby 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Neston||21 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|0/16||Derbyshire||v Northants||Northampton||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|4, 7/65, 1, 1/35||Derby 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||Denby||8 Jul 2014||Other|
|2/11, 11||Derby 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||Denby||7 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|0/41, 1/40||Derbyshire||v Indians||Derby||1 Jul 2014||Other|
Matt Higginbottom,a right-arm seamer, was nurtured by Derbyshire's youth teams, having played for the Under-15 and Under-17 sides before finding a place in the Second XI for both the Second XI Championship and Trophy, making his senior Derbyshire debut in a two-day match against the touring Australians in July 2010.
His first-class debut came for Leeds/Bradford MCCU in March 2012 and he showed a willingness to put bat to ball on his second appearance - against Yorkshire the following month - when he scored 31 not out and 30 not out batting at No 10, hitting six boundaries in each innings against an experienced attack. He made his List A debut in August 2012 and signed a new contract at the end of the season.
A championship debut followed in 2013 In Derbyshire's victory over Sussex at Hove, and he retained his place in the side's narrow win over Middlesex a week later. Hopes that Derbyshire had discovered a lucky charm were unfounded as they were relegated, but his efforts gained him a summer incremental contract before he was released at the end of the season.
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
The difference between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland was a matter of moments: fleeting minutes that laid bare the fickle beauty and cruelty of sport
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun