Full name Christopher Darrell Matthews
Born September 22, 1962, Cunderdin, Perth, Western Australia
Current age 52 years 312 days
Major teams Australia, Lancashire, Tasmania, Western Australia
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 14-19, 1986 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 18-21, 1988 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984/85 - 1994/95|
|List A span||1985/86 - 1994/95|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/38||CA Chairman||v England XI||Perth (Lilac Hill)||8 Dec 2006||Other|
A lively left-arm seamer from Perth, Chris Matthews performed creditably on his debut against England at Brisbane in 1986-87 but he was dropped after the next Test as the Australian selectors, shocked by the unexpected competence of England's batting line-up, turned first to spin (Peter Sleep) and then raw pace (Craig McDermott). He returned for the first Test against the West Indies in 1988-89, but his wicketless contribution to a nine-wicket, three-day defeat was his last at the highest level. He played one season for Lancashire in 1988, making three first-class appearances, and left Western Australia at the end of the 1990-91 season, seeing out his career with Tasmania.
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