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Greg Matthews      

Full name Gregory Richard John Matthews

Born December 15, 1959, Newcastle, New South Wales

Current age 54 years 225 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Also known as Mo

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Commentator

Gregory Richard John Matthews
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 33 53 8 1849 130 41.08 4178 44.25 4 12 166 5 17 0
ODIs 59 50 13 619 54 16.72 911 67.94 0 1 23 3 23 0
First-class 190 279 51 8872 184 38.91 13 49 149 0
List A 122 99 26 1366 61* 18.71 0 3 42 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 33 47 6271 2942 61 5/103 10/249 48.22 2.81 102.8 3 2 1
ODIs 59 54 2808 2004 57 3/27 3/27 35.15 4.28 49.2 0 0 0
First-class 190 39103 16413 516 8/52 31.80 2.51 75.7 22 5
List A 122 5584 3791 119 4/22 4/22 31.85 4.07 46.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1983 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 1993 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 8, 1984 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 18, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1998
List A span 1982-1998
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/36 ACA Masters v PCA XI London 25 Jul 2013 Other T20
2/51 Aus Masters v NZ Masters Hamilton 24 Feb 2011 Other T20
1/38 ACA Masters v Act Inv XI Canberra 30 Nov 2008 Other T20
1/34 ACA Masters v Aust Indig Brisbane 16 Nov 2008 Other T20
2/31 ACA Masters v Brndle-Sale Bairnsdale 19 Oct 2008 Other OD
Profile

Wisden overview
Greg Matthews's extravagant affectations, cool lingo and dogged fighting spirit briefly made him the most hip player in the country, though rarely in the corridors of power, the Australian dressing-room or the estimation of Allan Border. Matthews was picked for Australia as a hard-working offspinner, but lacked penetration and averaged 48. Yet as a courageous if inelegant left-hand batsman he made four centuries and averaged 41. He was nothing if not a paradox. His high point was his ten-wicket Man of the Match performance in the Madras tied Test, in which he played throughout in a sweater while others nearly died of heatstroke. He holds New South Wales's appearance and wicket records, and was once proclaimed by his friend Geoff Lawson as NSW's best-ever player. Greg Baum

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Jan 1, 2008

Former Australian batsman Greg Matthews has a chat with Anil Kumble, Sydney, January 1, 2008

Former Australian batsman Greg Matthews has a chat with Anil Kumble

© AFP

Dec 12, 2006

Greg Matthews looks back at the crowd during the Legends Twenty20 match between Australia and England, Perth, December 12, 2006

Greg Matthews close-up

© Getty Images

Nov 2, 1997

Matthews chats with Fleming after having him caught. NSW v NZ at Newcastle, Day 2, Saturday November 1st 1997

Greg Matthews and Stephen Fleming

© Action Photographics

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