Matt Windows      

Full name Matthew Guy Newman Windows

Born April 5, 1973, Bristol

Current age 41 years 146 days

Major teams Gloucestershire

Nickname Steamy, Bedos, Boat

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education Clifton College; Durham University

Matthew Guy Newman Windows
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 170 302 21 9103 184 32.39 16 47 92 0
List A 225 211 28 4936 117 26.97 3 25 74 0
Twenty20 10 7 1 69 29 11.50 83 83.13 0 0 4 1 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 170 137 131 2 1/6 65.50 5.73 68.5 0 0
List A 225 48 49 0 - - - 6.12 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1992
Last First-class Gloucestershire v Essex at Bristol, Jul 13-16, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1993
Last List A Derbyshire v Gloucestershire at Derby, Aug 15, 2006 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Gloucestershire v Worcestershire at Bristol, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Gloucestershire v Somerset at Bristol, Jul 7, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5 Gloucs v Derbyshire Derby 15 Aug 2006 LA
28 Gloucs v Leics Cheltenham 1 Aug 2006 LA
- Gloucs v Yorkshire Cheltenham 30 Jul 2006 LA
11 Gloucs v Worcs Worcester 19 Jul 2006 LA
2, 48 Gloucs v Essex Bristol 13 Jul 2006 FC
1* Gloucs v Somerset Bristol 7 Jul 2006 T20
29 Gloucs v Warwickshire Birmingham 30 Jun 2006 T20
5 Gloucs v Sussex Arundel 25 Jun 2006 LA
12, 0 Gloucs v Essex Chelmsford 23 May 2006 FC
6, 38* Gloucs v Northants Bristol 10 May 2006 FC
Profile

Matt Windows started his career as an opener, but soon switched to a middle-order role where he established himself as a largely defensive player, although on occasion he showed he could hit the ball when the occasion demanded. He toured Pakistan with England U-19 in 1991-92 and Zimbabwe and South Africa with England A in 1998-99, but realistically he was never close no national selection. After scoring 1173 runs at 43.44 (which led to his England A call-up) his form rather fell away and thereafter his returns were solid rather than spectacular and from 2004 he was struggling to hold down a place as his form fell away. Nevertheless, he was a key part of the Gloucestershire side which enjoyed so much one-day success between 1999 and 2003, and he was on the winning side in five of six Lord's finals. He retired from the game at the end of the 2006 season after playing only five Championship games that summer.
Cricinfo staff September 2006

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May 5, 2006

James Benning dismisses Matt Windows,  Surrey v Gloucestershire, The Oval, May 5, 2006

James Benning dismisses Matt Windows

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Apr 22, 2006

Matt Windows, April 2006

Matt Windows

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Jul 14, 2001

Matt Windows bowled by Giddins, 2001 B+H Trophy, Lord's

Matt Windows bowled by Giddins

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1998

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