Full name Matthew James J Critchley
Born August 13, 1996, Preston, Lancashire
Current age 21 years 342 days
Major teams Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, England Cricket Board XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Education St Michael's High School, Chorley
|First-class debut||Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff, May 3-6, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Jun 25-27, 2018 scorecard|
|List A debut||Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Derby, Jul 27, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||England Cricket Board XI v India A at Leeds, Jun 17, 2018 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Lancashire v Derbyshire at Manchester, May 21, 2016 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Northamptonshire v Derbyshire at Northampton, Jul 19, 2018 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|17*||Derbyshire||v Northants||Northampton||19 Jul 2018||T20|
|2/15, 19||Derbyshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||14 Jul 2018||T20|
|1/37, 19||Derbyshire||v Notts||Derby||13 Jul 2018||T20|
|36, 1/21||Derby 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||Barnsley||12 Jul 2018||Other T20|
|4, 0/28||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Derby||8 Jul 2018||T20|
|12, 0/18||Derbyshire||v Lancashire||Derby||6 Jul 2018||T20|
|71*, 3/26||Derby 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Northwood||2 Jul 2018||Other T20|
|14, 2/28||Derby 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Northwood||2 Jul 2018||Other T20|
|31, 0/16, 86, 0/19||Derbyshire||v Leics||Derby||25 Jun 2018||FC|
|0/49, 54*, 1/97, 0||Derbyshire||v Glamorgan||Swansea||20 Jun 2018||FC|
Matt Critchley, a leg-spinning all-rounder of great potential, became Derbyshire's youngest century-maker in only his second first-class match when he struck a hundred against Northants.
Derbyshire's faith in him was illustrated when he signed a four-year contract, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2020 season. Leg spin was a key component of their Twenty20 side and had also displayed a growing ability to succeed with the bat.
Critchley began life as a Lancashire age group player and his father was a Level 3 coach - he once put his development down to "a lot of hours in the cold, bowling at my dad". But he failed to win a place at the Old Trafford academy and moved to Derbyshire.
He became Derbyshire's youngest century-maker in 2015, transforming a Derbyshire first innings against Northamptonshire and finishing with 137 not out. Alongside Tom Taylor, he shared a partnership of 162. It was a rare bright spot for Derbyshire in 2015 as a young side struggled. A second Championship hundred followed against Durham at the start of the 2017 season.