Matches (19)
WI vs SA (1)
IPL (1)
ENG v PAK (W) (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
CE Cup (4)
T20WC Warm-up (3)

Matt Parkinson

England|Bowler
Matt Parkinson
INTL CAREER: 2019 - 2022
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Full Name

Matthew William Parkinson

Born

October 24, 1996, Bolton, Lancashire

Age

27y 215d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

Bolton School

RELATIONS

(twin brother)

A chirpy legspinner from Bolton outside of Manchester, Matt Parkinson bowls slowly and tosses the ball up above the eyeline, relying on prodigious natural turn and drift rather than pace and variations to take his wickets.

Parkinson was the most prolific white-ball wicket-taker in England for two seasons, earned a national-team call-up for the 2019-20 tour of New Zealand, where he made his T20I debut, taking five wickets in six overs across two games, and played his first Test at Lord's in the summer of 2022 against the same team after Jack Leach went down with a concussion. He then struggled against India in a pair of T20Is and slipped down the pecking order as the year wore on. He spent the 2022-23 winter at home, working on his action, then travelled to Zimbabwe to play first-class and T20 cricket for Mashonaland Eagles.

Parkinson became the youngest Lancashire player to take five wickets on debut, in 2016 as a 19-year-old, but it was in white-ball cricket that he grew to prominence. He won an ECB overseas placement with Gordon, the New South Wales club side, for 2016-17, and spent time working with Stuart MacGill while in Australia.

England Lions recognition soon followed, and he was the leading spinner in both limited-overs competitions in 2018. He took 21 Blast wickets in 2019, sending Lancashire through to the quarter-finals, and while Championship opportunities were limited, he impressed enough to earn an England call-up for the New Zealand series. The tour to South Africa that followed was less successful, where his (lack of) pace came under scrutiny, and he was leapfrogged by Dom Bess in the Test reckoning.

After an ankle injury sidelined him in 2020, he carried drinks through the subcontinent tour in early 2021. In the first month of the Championship season later in the year, he bowled a ball-of-the-century contender that pitched outside leg and pegged back Adam Rossington's off stump in a match against Northamptonshire.

Matt Parkinson Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests11934711/471/4747.003.0393.0000
ODIs5520820352/282/2840.605.8541.6000
T20Is6612019874/474/4728.289.9017.1100
FC59951061452691897/12610/16527.872.9756.1871
List A373618501632645/515/5125.505.2928.9420
T20s103102205926361394/94/918.967.6814.8600

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests110888.008100.00001000
ODIs51177*-887.50001010
T20Is640551.251145.45001010
FC596424382399.55110834.4700470130
List A3715106015*12.0010457.69005060
T20s10324874184.629478.720071120
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Recent Matches of Matt Parkinson

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Kent vs Worcs23/20110-May-2024CanterburyFC
Kent vs Lancashire30/0 & 3/7003-May-2024ManchesterFC
Kent vs Surrey0 & 395/17719-Apr-2024CanterburyFC
Kent vs Essex42/125 & 1/10812-Apr-2024ChelmsfordFC
Kent vs Somerset252/11605-Apr-2024CanterburyFC

Photos of Matt Parkinson

Durham were crowned Division Two champions
Matt Parkinson sends one down
Matt Parkinson gives it a rip
Matt Parkinson claims the lbw of Tom Kohler-Cadmore
Matt Parkinson took three wickets in three overs
Matt Parkinson was the last wicket to fall as India sealed a 49-run win