Full Name

Matthew Richard Quinn


February 28, 1993, Auckland


30y 29d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role


Tall and able to extract awkward bounce, Matt Quinn was New Zealand's leading wicket-taker at the 2012 U19 World Cup. He made his first-class debut for Auckland and represented New Zealand A before taking advantage of a British passport and moving to England to play for Essex, where he was part of the squads that won the Championship in 2017 and a first-class and T20 double in 2019 - though regular injuries checked his ability to hold down a place in the side.

His potential was evident following his Essex debut in 2016, as he took his Championship wickets at 21 apiece. The highlight came at the Cheltenham Festival where he swung the ball at a decent pace to claim figures of 7 for 76 (he had never previously taken more than four wickets in a completed innings). Quinn only managed three Championship appearances the following summer due to a back injury, as Essex returned to Division One in style, but continued to be a useful option, offering glimpses of his ability across all three formats.

First-team opportunities remained sparse over the next few years, though he won himself a place in Essex folklore at The Oval in 2018, fending off a bouncer barrage from Morne Morkel and surviving a shoulder-barge from Jade Dernbach to see Essex through to a one-wicket win alongside Ryan ten Doeschate. In 2021, he went on loan to Kent after slipping down the pecking order at Chelmsford, and signed a long-term deal with them later that summer.

Career Averages
List A444421262200594/714/7137.286.2036.0100
Batting & Fielding
List A4425131433611.9120071.500018390
Recent Matches - Player
Kent vs Somerset1*3/33 & 3/1426-Sep-2022CanterburyFC
Kent vs Hampshire5* & 6*6/23 & 2/6920-Sep-2022SouthamptonFC
Kent vs Essex7 & 0*1/9905-Sep-2022CanterburyFC
Kent vs Northants--0/1314-Aug-2022CanterburyList A
Kent vs Essex02/7011-Aug-2022ChelmsfordList A
Matt Quinn celebrates a breakthrough
Matt Quinn is in pensive mood
Matt Quinn celebrates the wicket of Gloucestershire's Jack Taylor
Essex's last-wicket pair claimed victory
Matt Quinn spearheading Essex's attack
Matthew Quinn cuts across Jesse Ryder to chase after the ball