Matthew Potts

Matthew Potts
INTL CAREER: 2022 - 2023
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Full Name

Matthew James Potts


October 29, 1998, Sunderland, Co Durham


25y 42d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role



St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College

Matthew Potts won a call-up to England's Test squad for play New Zealand in 2022 after a stunning start to the County Championship season in which he underlined his attributes as a promising seam bowler in first-class cricket. He finished the summer with five caps and 20 wickets at 28.00 to cement his position among the front rank of English red-ball candidates.

Potts, a graduate of the Durham academy, received England Under-19 recognition as a young player and initially burst through in white-ball cricket, taking 17 wickets in his debut Blast season in 2019. He continued to develop in the shorter formats, impressing for Durham and for Northern Superchargers in the Hundred, but 2022 was a breakthrough season in first-class cricket as he claimed 35 wickets in his first six matches, finishing the season with 58 at 17.87.

The focus on red-ball meant his limited-overs career went on the back burner, although Potts won an ODI debut shortly after breaking into the Test team. He was omitted for the Test tour of Pakistan, returning to the squad for New Zealand, and only featured briefly during the 2023 summer - one Test and two ODIs against Ireland - but did play a significant role in Durham's County Championship promotion, with another 54 wickets helping to secure the Division Two title.

Potts is not an out-and-out fast bowler but can generate steepling bounce from a good length through his height and has been clocked in the mid-to-high 80s mph in televised white-ball games. He was educated at St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College and joins Jordan Pickford as a famous sporting alumnus.
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Matthew Potts Career Stats


List A1411468469184/624/6226.056.0126.0100

Batting & Fielding

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Recent Matches of Matthew Potts

England vs West Indies15*0/1509-Dec-2023BridgetownODI # 4708
England vs Ireland----26-Sep-2023BristolODI # 4656
Durham vs Leics--1/11 & 2/4726-Sep-2023Chester-le-StreetFC
England vs Ireland3*2/4723-Sep-2023NottinghamODI # 4653
Durham vs Sussex62/49 & 3/5803-Sep-2023Chester-le-StreetFC

Photos of Matthew Potts

Matt Potts bowled Paul Stirling with a beautiful delivery
Matt Potts cut through the Sussex top order
Matthew Potts broke the stand between Mark Adair and Andy McBrine
Matthew Potts had Fionn Hand caught behind
Matthew Potts celebrates dismissing Andy McBrine
Matthew Potts reacts after James McCollum left one that nipped back