Full Name

Matthew Edward Thomas Salisbury


April 18, 1993, Chelmsford, Essex


29y 348d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role


Having pushed at door with Essex and Hampshire, Matt Salisbury finally proved himself at first-class level after impressing with Durham, on loan from MCC Young Cricketers, in 2018. He was soon signed up on a full contract until the end of 2020, and finished the season with 44 wickets, having become a central component of Durham's Championship attack. That included a career-best 6 for 37 in Paul Collingwood's last match, ultimately not enough to defeat Middlesex and give him a winning send-off. After that, however, Salisbury's opportunities dwindled in 2021 and 2022, and he left for new beginnings at Leicestershire.

His first chance had came at Essex, where he was already a regular for the 2nd XI when he caught the eye while playing for Cambridge MCCU. He was signed in 2013 and the following season won opportunities in all formats after injuries to a number of the first-choice attack. It was in T20 that he enjoyed the majority of his success, taking 10 wickets at 25.60 in the 2014 competition, including 2 for 23 in his second match away at Hampshire. But injuries slowed his development, and Essex released him at the end of the 2015 season.

That was not the end of the story. Salisbury answered a player shortage in Essex's 2nd XI in 2017, took five wickets against their Hampshire counterparts, and was taken on trial, winning a Championship debut against Warwickshire in which he marked his debut with two wickets in his first three balls, the former England Test batsman Ian Bell included.
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Career Averages
List A1716691652174/554/5538.355.6640.6100
Batting & Fielding
List A1743105*10.002835.71001030
Recent Matches - Player
Durham vs Derbyshire50/57 & 2/7111-Jul-2022Chester-le-StreetFC
Durham 2nd vs Lancs 2nd XI2*0/27 & 1/2104-Jul-2022Great CrosbyOTHER
Durham 2nd vs Yorks 2nd XI13 & 201/109 & 1/1820-Jun-2022RichmondOTHER
Durham vs WORCS--0/8312-Jun-2022Chester-le-StreetFC
Durham 2nd vs Lancs 2nd XI--2/2803-Jun-2022WesthoughtonOTHERT20
Matt Salisbury celebrates a breakthrough
Matt Salisbury claimed the wicket of Steven Davies
Matt Salisbury