Full name Matthew Sean Mason
Born March 20, 1974, Claremont, Western Australia
Current age 42 years 306 days
Major teams Western Australia, Worcestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Last First-class||Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire at Nottingham, Apr 26-29, 2011 scorecard|
|List A debut||1996/97|
|Last List A||Worcestershire v Sri Lankans at Worcester, Jun 22, 2011 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Worcestershire v Northamptonshire at Worcester, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Lancashire v Worcestershire at Manchester, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/32, 0||Worcs||v Sri Lankans||Worcester||22 Jun 2011||LA|
|2, 1/51, 2, 0/40||Worcs||v Notts||Nottingham||26 Apr 2011||FC|
|1/28, 0, 2/85, 0||Worcs||v Warwickshire||Worcester||20 Apr 2011||FC|
|63, 3/72, 0, 0/14||Worcs||v Yorkshire||Worcester||8 Apr 2011||FC|
|1/23||Worcs||v Essex||Chelmsford||30 Mar 2011||Other|
|2/63, 5, 0/14||Worcs||v Sussex||Worcester||13 Sep 2010||FC|
|3/38||Worcs||v Glamorgan||Worcester||22 Aug 2010||LA|
|4, 3/60, 8, 3/60||Worcs||v Surrey||Worcester||16 Aug 2010||FC|
|2/82, 25*, 4/87, 3||Worcs||v Glamorgan||Colwyn Bay||9 Aug 2010||FC|
|4/92, 1, 1/12||Worcs||v Gloucs||Cheltenham||4 Aug 2010||FC|
Matt Mason is an Australian paceman with an Irish passport that has made him a Worcestershire stalwart since he joined them in 2001.
Towering at 6ft 6 on a solid frame he has held Worcestershire's meagre bowling resources together, defying growing years to help them to promotion in 2010. He took 31 wickets at 27.38 in the Championship that season.
Injury kept him out of most of the 2007 and 2008 summers but he used the time to bolster his coaching skills and was given a dual role as bowling coach and player when he signed a new contract with the club in 2009. Originally from Western Australia he started his career with the state in 1996-97 but it's Worcestershire where he has really found his home. Midway through the 2011 season he hung up his bowling boots for the final time and retired from playing. He remains an important member of Worcestershire's coaching set up. Sahil Dutta May 2011
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