Full Name

Matthew Richard Quinn

Born

February 28, 1993, Auckland

Age

29y 164d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Tall and able to extract awkward bounce, Matt Quinn was New Zealand's leading wicket-taker at the 2012 U19 World Cup. He made his first-class debut for Auckland and represented New Zealand A before taking advantage of a British passport and moving to England to play for Essex, where he was part of the squads that won the Championship in 2017 and a first-class and T20 double in 2019 - though regular injuries checked his ability to hold down a place in the side.

His potential was evident following his Essex debut in 2016, as he took his Championship wickets at 21 apiece. The highlight came at the Cheltenham Festival where he swung the ball at a decent pace to claim figures of 7 for 76 (he had never previously taken more than four wickets in a completed innings). Quinn only managed three Championship appearances the following summer due to a back injury, as Essex returned to Division One in style, but continued to be a useful option, offering glimpses of his ability across all three formats.

First-team opportunities remained sparse over the next few years, though he won himself a place in Essex folklore at The Oval in 2018, fending off a bouncer barrage from Morne Morkel and surviving a shoulder-barge from Jade Dernbach to see Essex through to a one-wicket win alongside Ryan ten Doeschate. In 2021, he went on loan to Kent after slipping down the pecking order at Chelmsford, and signed a long-term deal with them later that summer.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC4989890447761567/7611/16330.613.2157.01011
List A424220622117574/714/7137.146.1636.1100
T20727014102060724/204/2028.618.7619.5200
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC4961194315010.2690747.5101551070
List A4224131433613.0019971.850018380
T20721311298*14.5029100.000021140
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Kent vs Hampshire80/6507-Aug-2022BeckenhamList A
Kent vs Glamorgan32/6004-Aug-2022CardiffList A
Kent vs WORCS--3/6402-Aug-2022WorcesterList A
Kent vs Warwickshire1 & 6*0/33 & 2/2019-Jul-2022BirminghamFC
Kent vs Northants0* & 02/51 & 0/5911-Jul-2022CanterburyFC
Photos
Matt Quinn celebrates a breakthrough
Matt Quinn is in pensive mood
Matt Quinn celebrates the wicket of Gloucestershire's Jack Taylor
Essex's last-wicket pair claimed victory
Matt Quinn spearheading Essex's attack
Matthew Quinn cuts across Jesse Ryder to chase after the ball