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Matthew Elliott      

Full name Matthew Thomas Gray Elliott

Born September 28, 1971, Chelsea, Victoria

Current age 42 years 297 days

Major teams Australia, Chandigarh Lions, Glamorgan, ICL World XI, South Australia, Victoria, Yorkshire

Nickname Herb

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Height 1.88 m

Matthew Thomas Gray Elliott
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 36 1 1172 199 33.48 2637 44.44 3 4 155 4 14 0
ODIs 1 1 0 1 1 1.00 6 16.66 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 214 395 28 17251 203 47.00 50 84 230 0
List A 162 157 22 6211 156 46.00 17 35 61 0
Twenty20 11 11 1 303 52* 30.30 224 135.26 0 2 39 8 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 2 12 4 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 214 1242 754 13 3/68 58.00 3.64 95.5 0 0
List A 162 92 92 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 22-26, 1996 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Sri Lanka at Darwin, Jul 1-3, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI England v Australia at Lord's, May 25, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1992/93
Last First-class South Australia v Tasmania at Adelaide, Feb 8-11, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A South Australia v Tasmania at Adelaide, Feb 13, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Glamorgan v Warwickshire at Cardiff, Jul 19, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Jan 6, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
27 Chandigarh v Chennai Ahmedabad 18 Oct 2008 Other T20
38 Chandigarh v ICL Mumbai Hyderabad (Deccan) 13 Oct 2008 Other T20
1/17, 4 ICL World XI v ICL India XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 15 Apr 2008 Other T20
3/17, 26 ICL World XI v ICL Pak XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 14 Apr 2008 Other T20
0/19, 19 ICL World XI v ICL India XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 12 Apr 2008 Other T20
14, 1/8 ICL World XI v ICL Pak XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 10 Apr 2008 Other T20
34 Chandigarh v ICL Hyd Hyderabad (Deccan) 29 Mar 2008 Other T20
0/8, 6 Chandigarh v Bengal Gurgaon 26 Mar 2008 Other T20
22 Chandigarh v Chennai Panchkula 22 Mar 2008 Other T20
0 Chandigarh v Lahore Panchkula 16 Mar 2008 Other T20
Profile

He's Victorian, left-handed, technically watertight, big-beaked and bears a spooky resemblance to Bill Lawry. Where Lawry's international days finished with his sacking as both captain and opener, Matthew Elliott's Test career also had an unhappy ending. His triumphant summer of 2003-04 began with him proclaiming that, at age 32, he was "past it". It climaxed with 1381 Pura Cup runs - an all-time, all-comers record until eclipsed by Michael Bevan the following season - and his inclusion among Australia's 25 contracted players. Given a chance against Sri Lanka at Darwin that winter, he managed 1 and 0 and again slipped down the pecking order to finish with 21 Tests and a largely unfulfilled career. His entry in 1996-97 was startling and in his second Test, when not out on 78, he ploughed straight into Mark Waugh and mangled his knee. Two precocious, hook-laden centuries at Lord's and Headingley eased the pain, earmarking him as a surefooted, elegant yet powerful driver. Within two years he was on the sidelines again - this time, seemingly, for good. A naturally reserved character, the touring treadmill grated and he is rumoured to have had trouble fitting in with the dressing-room culture. Significantly, during his 2003-04 renaissance, he frequently led the Pura Cup-winning Victorians into their victory song. He put his success down to better relaxation and know-how. "I've sort of scunged a few runs," he said - enough, in fact, for him to be judged Pura Cup Player of the Year for a record third time. After 12 seasons with Victoria he lost motivation and fought a bitter battle for a move to South Australia as a player-coach at the end of 2004-05, succeeding only after winning a grievance tribunal appeal. His first year with the Redbacks was not happy either, a knee injury cutting into a season that finished with returns well below his lofty expectations. He was axed from the Pura Cup side in his second season at South Australia after a disastrous campaign that featured 193 runs at 13.78 from seven games, but his one-day form was superb. In 10 limited-overs appearances Elliott made 465 at 51.66, including two centuries, and he was named the Ford Ranger Cup Player of the Year. Elliott retired from Australian first-class cricket in February 2008 but signed up with the unofficial Indian Cricket League later in the month.
Cricinfo staff February 2008

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Oct 13, 2008

Matthew Elliott slogs in his 32-ball 38, Chandigarh Lions v Mumbai Champs, Hyderabad, October 13, 2008

Matthew Elliott slogs in his 32-ball 38

© ICL

Feb 13, 2008

A bashful Matthew Elliott takes the applause as he leaves the field for the last time in a state match, South Australia v Tasmania, FR Cup, Adelaide, February 13, 2008

A bashful Matthew Elliott takes the applause as he leaves the field for the last time in a state match

© Getty Images

Feb 13, 2008

Matthew Elliott leads the Redbacks onto the field in his final one-day match, South Australia v Tasmania, FR Cup, Adelaide, February 13, 2008

Matthew Elliott leads the Redbacks onto the field in his final one-day match

© Getty Images

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1998

Country Fixtures Country Results
Australia A v NPS at Darwin - Jul 22
NPS won by 52 runs
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Palmerston
Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v India A at Darwin
Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
Australia A v NPS at Darwin
Jul 26, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v India A at Palmerston
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
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