Matches (14)
ZIM v WI (1)
Super Smash (1)
SA20 (3)
ILT20 (3)
BBL (1)
BPL 2023 (2)
Ranji Trophy (1)
WI 4-Day (2)

Full Name

Matthew James Phelps


September 01, 1972, Lismore, New South Wales


50y 156d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Matthew Phelps surprisingly ended his best domestic season, which included three hundreds and the state's Pura Cup Player of the Year prize, by retiring. "I've made the decision knowing I would have been offered a contract for 2006-07, but the opportunity to go out on my terms played heavily on my mind," Phelps, 33, said. "I did not want to be one of those players who plays one season too many."

Phelps harvested 635 runs at 45.35 in 2005-06 - the second consecutive season he had topped the 600 mark - and was carried by scores of 133 against Tasmania and Victoria, an innings which came in his hometown of Lismore, and 124 against Western Australia. He finished with 2380 first-class runs at 37.77 in a 38-match career that began in 1998-99. A patient batsman who was comfortable letting his top-order team-mates do the dominating, Phelps' highest score of 192 came against Tasmania in 1999-200, and he also celebrated one century in 25 limited-overs matches. Since retiring, Phelps has been appointed Cricket NSW's Country Cricket Co-ordinator.
Cricinfo staff May 2006

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A2524056713623.62nullnull13110
List A25000-----000
Debut/Last Matches - Player
Recent Matches - Player
NSW vs South Aust5 & 110-Mar-2006AdelaideFC
NSW vs Tasmania20 & 3502-Mar-2006HobartFC
NSW vs South Aust026-Feb-2006AdelaideList A
NSW vs West Aust019-Feb-2006SydneyList A
NSW vs West Aust0 & 12414-Feb-2006SydneyFC
Matthew Phelps drives during his hundred
Matthew Phelps celebrates his century agaist Western Australia
Matthew Phelps celebrates after reaching his half-century in the Pura Cup game against Tasmania
Matthew Phelps takes a catch to dismiss Steve Magoffin
Matthew Phelps drives during his innings of 37
Matthew Phelps forces one on the off side