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Matt Horne

New Zealand|Top order Batter
Matt Horne
INTL CAREER: 1997 - 2003
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Full Name

Matthew Jeffery Horne


December 05, 1970, Takapuna, Auckland


53y 80d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Top order Batter




An attacking opening batsman with a characteristic high backlift and helmet without a visor, Matthew Horne struggled with inconsistency throughout his Test career, often shunted in and out of the side in the quest to find a suitable opener. A proven performer in domestic cricket, Horne's defining moment came in the 1995-96 Shell Trophy final, where his blistering 190 steered Auckland to the title. A switch to Otago yielded more runs, and a Test cap against England the next summer. He had a reasonably good start to his Test career, which included a maiden hundred against Australia at Hobart in 1997-98, but his century at Lord's in 1999 sparked New Zealand's revival, which helped them clinch a famous away-series win. However, he failed to score a half-century in the next nine Tests, and his appearances after that were sporadic.He showed shades of his attacking instincts in his 50 ODIs but failed to convert any of his five half-centuries to three figures. He retired from first-class cricket in May 2006, while playing league cricket in Scotland.

Kanishkaa Balachandran (May 2006)

Matt Horne Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A1381351319311423.82--218--340


List A138-884678183/173/1737.664.6049.1000
Matthew Jeffery Horne

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Recent Matches of Matt Horne

NZ U19 vs 2623-Dec-2007HamiltonOTHERT20
Auckland vs Otago5* & 2626-Mar-2006AucklandFC
Auckland vs Wellington19 & 8119-Mar-2006AucklandFC
Auckland vs Central D15 & 5111-Mar-2006Palmerston NorthFC
Auckland vs Wellington12 & 5227-Feb-2006WellingtonFC

Photos of Matt Horne

Matt Horne requests a new bat
Horne teaches students at the ACA winter academy
Matt Horne - Portrait, September 2002
Horne being bowled by Shoaib Akhtar
Matt Horne before the match
Matt Horne flicks one to fine leg