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Matt Machan
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Matt Machan

England|Top order batter
Matt Machan

INTL CAREER: 2013 - 2016

Full Name

Matthew William Machan

Born

February 15, 1991, Brighton, Sussex

Age

30y 243d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Top order batter

Education

Hurstpierpoint College; Brighton College

TEAMS

A change in eligibility rules meant that Matt Machan, who has a Scottish mother, qualified to play for Scotland in 2012. He promptly proved his worth by scoring a century against Kenya in only his fourth ODI. With powerful batting at number three and useful offspin, Machan played an important part in Scotland's run of seven consecutive wins in the World Cup Qualifiers in New Zealand at the start of 2014, securing their ticket to the 2015 World Cup. While it was not an official ODI, Machan's 83, from 86 balls, against a powerful New Zealand XI in October 2014 provided further notice of his ball-striking talent.

A product of Brighton College, Machan has played Sussex age-group cricket since Under-13s. He played his first second XI game for Sussex aged 15 in 2006 but the left-hander had to wait five years for his Championship debut, which he marked with 71 against Nottinghamshire.

It was in the 2013 season that Machan became established in the Sussex side. He made his maiden first-class century against Somerset at Taunton and played a starring role in Sussex's Yorkshire Bank 40 team, averaging 64.25. He was rewarded with Sussex's Young Player of the Year award in 2013, and a new contract. He consolidated his growing reputation with some useful performances in 2014, and a career-best 135 followed against Worcestershire in Sussex's relegation season in 2015, but his successes gradually shifted to the limited-overs formats with even the attractiveness of Division Two attacks bringing him little success in the Championship.

Machan is also a qualified personal trainer and a fan of greyhound racing.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI2322073411433.3695277.101362740
T20I1313340767*40.70318127.980337770
FC44674208919233.15305568.375627615180
List A585651810126*35.49206687.602917123160
T20727012157090*27.061253125.290813043400
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI231640238493/313/3142.665.7344.60000
T20I13713515653/233/2331.206.9327.00000
FC44613210311/361/59103.004.68132.00000
List A5827640621123/313/3151.755.8253.30000
T20721524930993/233/2334.337.4427.60000
Matthew William Machan
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Kyle Coetzer and Matt Machan hug each other after sealing Scotland's win
Matt Machan made a century to get Sussex back on top
Matt Machan raced to a 70-ball hundred
Matt Machan celebrates his rapid hundred
Matt Machan fends off a short delivery
Matt Machan drops Angelo Mathews off his own bowling