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Full name Matthew Higginbottom
Born October 20, 1990, Stockport, Cheshire
Current age 23 years 282 days
Major teams Bradford/Leeds UCCE, 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|
|0/36||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Worcester||25 Jul 2014||T20|
|1/61, 40*, 0/19||Derby 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Liverpool||22 Jul 2014||Other|
|1/39, 10||Derby 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Neston||21 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|0/16||Derbyshire||v Northants||Northampton||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|2/11, 11||Derby 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||Denby||7 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|0/41, 1/40||Derbyshire||v Indians||Derby||1 Jul 2014||Other|
|1/41||Derbyshire||v Warwickshire||Derby||27 Jun 2014||T20|
|0/41, 13, 3/49||Derby 2nd XI||v Glam 2nd XI||Cardiff||24 Jun 2014||Other|
|26*, 0/35||Derby 2nd XI||v Glam 2nd XI||Cardiff||23 Jun 2014||Other OD|
|4/30, 4/50||Derby 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Belper||17 Jun 2014||Other|
Matt Higginbottom is a right-arm seamer who has been 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 has yet to appear in a first-class match for Derbyshire but 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 for 2014.
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