Full name Matthew Higginbottom
Born October 20, 1990, Stockport, Cheshire
Current age 26 years 155 days
Major teams Bradford/Leeds UCCE, Cheshire, 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|
|1/59, 0, 1/40||Shropshire||v Devon||Shrewsbury||16 Aug 2015||Other|
|5/57, 1, 2/57, 10||Shropshire||v Wales MC||Bridgnorth||2 Aug 2015||Other|
|126, 1/57, 21*, 0/26||Shropshire||v Dorset||Bournemouth||19 Jul 2015||Other|
|12, 0/47, 16*, 0/34||Shropshire||v Berkshire||Newbury||5 Jul 2015||Other|
|29*, 1/84, 0, 2/46||Shropshire||v Hrford||Eastnor||21 Jun 2015||Other|
|3/33, 30*, 1/44||Shropshire||v Cheshire||Whitchurch||7 Jun 2015||Other|
|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|
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.
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