Full name Matthew James J Critchley
Born August 13, 1996, Preston, Lancashire
Current age 22 years 44 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||Middlesex v Derbyshire at Lord's, Sep 18-21, 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||Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Aug 11, 2018 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/65, 105, 4/60, 8||Derbyshire||v Middlesex||Lord's||18 Sep 2018||FC|
|6, 1/21, 4||Derbyshire||v Northants||Northampton||10 Sep 2018||FC|
|26, 0, 0/0||Derbyshire||v Glamorgan||Derby||4 Sep 2018||FC|
|0/89, 15, 1, 1/33||Derbyshire||v Kent||Derby||29 Aug 2018||FC|
|0/82, 8, 3/133, 7||Derbyshire||v Sussex||Hove||19 Aug 2018||FC|
|-||Derbyshire||v Leics||Derby||11 Aug 2018||T20|
|0/7, 13||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Worcester||9 Aug 2018||T20|
|0||Derbyshire||v Northants||Derby||8 Aug 2018||T20|
|3||Derbyshire||v Bears||Derby||3 Aug 2018||T20|
|1/34, 27||Derbyshire||v Notts||Nottingham||2 Aug 2018||T20|
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.