Full name Matthew Henry Cross
Born October 15, 1992, Aberdeen
Current age 22 years 289 days
Major teams Scotland, Loughborough MCCU, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Scotland Under-13s, Scotland Under-15s, Scotland Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|ODI debut||Canada v Scotland at Christchurch, Jan 23, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Scotland at Hobart, Mar 14, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Scotland v Kenya at Aberdeen, Jul 4, 2013 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Hong Kong v Scotland at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 25, 2015 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Sussex v Loughborough MCCU at Hove, Apr 5-7, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Scotland v Afghanistan at Stirling, Jun 2-5, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Hampshire v Scotland at Southampton, May 5, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Scotland v Nepal at Ayr, Jul 29, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Scotland v Kenya at Aberdeen, Jul 4, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hong Kong v Scotland at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 25, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|20, 0c/0s||Scotland||v Nepal||Ayr||29 Jul 2015||LA|
|2c/0s, 39||Scotland||v Hong Kong||Dublin (Malahide)||25 Jul 2015||T20I # 445|
|20, 2c/0s||Scotland||v Oman||Edinburgh (Golden)||18 Jul 2015||T20|
|1c/0s, 21||Scotland||v Canada||Edinburgh (Golden)||16 Jul 2015||T20|
|0c/0s, 45*||Scotland||v Kenya||Edinburgh||14 Jul 2015||T20|
|0c/0s, 37||Scotland||v Afghanistan||Edinburgh||12 Jul 2015||T20I # 435|
|1c/0s, 22||Scotland||v Netherlands||Edinburgh||11 Jul 2015||T20I # 433|
|2c/0s||Scotland||v U.A.E.||Edinburgh||9 Jul 2015||T20I # 430|
|21, 0c/1s||Scotland||v Jersey||Edinburgh (Golden)||7 Jul 2015||Other T20|
|-||Scotland||v Ireland||Bready||21 Jun 2015||T20I # 422|
A wicketkeeper-batsman from Aberdeen, Matthew Cross broke into the Scotland side in 2013. He had earlier made a good impression as vice-captain of Scotland U19s during the 2012 U19 World Cup. Cross hit two half centuries as an aggressive opener to help Scotland qualify for the 2015 World Cup at the World Cup Qualifiers in New Zealand in 2014. But he struggled badly in the summer of 2014, and a total of just 15 runs in four ODIs prompted the Scottish selectors to move him down the order for the World Cup acclimatisation tour.
He has juggled cricket with his degree in Engineering at Loughborough University, and represented Aberdeen Football Club at U15s level. In 2013 he was on the books at Nottinghamshire, and scored 47 in his only senior game, against Bangladesh A.
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