Full name Matthew Edward Hobden
Born March 27, 1993, Eastbourne, Sussex
Died January 2, 2016, Scotland (aged 22 years 281 days)
Major teams Cardiff MCCU, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI, Sussex Under-14s, Sussex Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class debut||Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sussex v Nottinghamshire at Horsham, Jul 19-21, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Nottinghamshire v Sussex at Nottingham, Jun 21, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sussex v Essex at Hove, Aug 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Only Twenty20||Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|-||Sussex||v Essex||Hove||19 Aug 2015||LA|
|3*, 0/49||Sussex||v Warwickshire||Rugby||17 Aug 2015||LA|
|0, 0/14, 4/35||Sussx 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Beckenham||12 Aug 2015||Other|
|9*, 0/51||Sussx 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Beckenham||11 Aug 2015||Other OD|
|0, 1/39||Sussx 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Richmond||28 Jul 2015||Other|
|19, 1/43||Sussx 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Richmond||27 Jul 2015||Other OD|
|2/143, 0, 0*||Sussex||v Notts||Horsham||19 Jul 2015||FC|
|0, 2/71, 0/35||Sussex||v Somerset||Taunton||5 Jul 2015||FC|
|1/63||Sussex||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||28 Jun 2015||FC|
|37, 0/28||Sussx 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Southend-on-Sea||15 Jun 2015||Other OD|
Matt Hobden died suddenly on January 2, 2016 at the age of 22. His death was announced by his county, Sussex, who said that "Matthew was an exciting young cricketer with a big future ahead of him in the game." England's lead fast bowling coach Kevin Shine said: "His potential was huge. He was improving rapidly and I'm certain that he would have played for England."
Out of respect for Hobden, England players wore black armbands during the second day of the 2nd test against South Africa the following day.
He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. Born in Eastbourne, he was educated at Millfield School, Eastbourne College and Cardif Met University. He made his debut in first-class cricket for Cardiff MCCU against Somerset at Taunton Vale Sports Club Ground in 2012 and a second first-class appearance in that season against Warwickshire at Edgbaston bropught him a return of 5 for 62 in Warwickshire's first-innings.
Hobden made his Sussex debut in 2014 and extended his experience t0 18 first-cpolass matches by the end of 2015. He was selected for the England Performance Programme in the winters of 2014/15 and 2015/16. Shine described him as the "strongest, most powerful cricketer I've ever seen on that programme".
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane