Matches (13)
WI v NZ (1)
Men's Hundred (1)
CWC League 2 (2)
ZIM v BDESH (1)
ENG v SA (1)
RL Cup (5)
IRE v AFG (1)
Women's Hundred (1)

Matt Parkinson

England|Bowler
Matt Parkinson
INTL CAREER: 2019 - 2022
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Full Name

Matthew William Parkinson

Born

October 24, 1996, Bolton, Lancashire

Age

25y 291d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

Bolton School

RELATIONS

CF Parkinson

(twin brother)

TEAMS

A chirpy legspinner from Bolton, Matt Parkinson was the most prolific white-ball wicket-taker in the country for two seasons before earning an England call-up for the 2019-20 tour of New Zealand. Unlike most modern wristspinners, Parkinson bowls slowly and tosses the ball up above the eyeline, relying on prodigious natural turn and drift rather than pace and variations to take his wickets.

Parkinson became the youngest Lancashire player to take five wickets on debut when he claimed 5 for 49 against Warwickshire in 2016 as a 19-year-old, but it was in white-ball cricket that he really grew to prominence. He won an ECB overseas placement with Gordon, the New South Wales club side for 2016-17, and spent time working with Stuart MacGill while in Australia.

England Lions recognition soon followed, and he was the leading spinner in both limited-overs competitions in 2018. That prompted some interest from IPL teams, and he missed out on a Big Bash stint with Melbourne Stars due to a stress fracture in his lower back.

He recovered in time to take 21 Blast wickets in 2019 and send Lancashire through to the quarter-finals, and while Championship opportunities were limited, he impressed enough in his few appearances to earn an England call-up for both T20I and Test squads.

He took five wickets in his six overs when handed a T20I debut in New Zealand, though the tour to South Africa that followed was less successful: his (lack of) pace came under scrutiny during his two ODI appearances, and he was leap-frogged by Dom Bess in the Test reckoning.

An ankle injury suffered in England's limited-overs bubble set him back in 2020 and he carried the drinks throughout the subcontinent tour in early 2021. Upon his return to Lancashire, he bowled a ball-of-the-century contender in the first month of the Championship season, which pitched outside leg and pegged back Adam Rossington's off stump.


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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test11934711/471/4747.003.0393.0000
ODI5520820352/282/2840.605.8541.6000
T20I6612019874/474/4728.289.9017.1100
FC4064711032111287/12610/16525.082.7055.5641
List A302915101318475/515/5128.045.2332.1220
T208382174222041194/94/918.527.5914.6500
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test110888.008100.00001000
ODI51177*-887.50001010
T20I640551.251145.45001010
FC40472024121*8.9269234.820027080
List A301295015*16.669055.55004050
T20831654212*3.814887.500051100
Matthew William Parkinson
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Test
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Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Originals vs Spirit61/2608-Aug-2022Lord'sT20
Originals vs N S-Chargers--1/2005-Aug-2022ManchesterT20
Lancashire vs Northants10 & 00/3819-Jul-2022NorthamptonFC
Lancashire vs Hampshire--4/2616-Jul-2022BirminghamT20
Lancashire vs Yorkshire--1/1816-Jul-2022BirminghamT20
Videos
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Matt Parkinson took three wickets in three overs
Matt Parkinson was the last wicket to fall as India sealed a 49-run win
Matt Parkinson dismissed Tim Southee for his first Test wicket
Matt Parkinson bowls on his Test debut after he came in as a concussion substitute for Jack Leach
Matt Parkinson and Richard Gleeson celebrate
Matt Parkinson produced some magic with the ball on day one