Full Name

Matthew David Fisher

Born

November 09, 1997, York

Age

23y 269d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

"Matt Fisher: I think he is going to be an unbelievable bowler." So said team-mate Tim Bresnan after Fisher's introduction to Championship cricket in April 2015, voicing what Yorkshire - and England - have privately been hoping about this languid, lanky fast bowler in-the-making since he first came on the scene as a teenager.

By the end of the curtailed 2020 summer, however, he was still struggling to convert that early promise, as injuries restricted his development. Only twice - in 2015 and 2018 - did he manage to make 20 appearances across a season, the latter featuring half a dozen outings for England Lions. His ailments were various: hamstring problems, side strain, back stress injury, broken thumb, dislocated shoulder. But his quality remained clear, too, when he was able to play. His first-class wickets came at 26.18 in 2019 and 18.00 the following year.

Fisher's rise to prominence began in June 2013 when, aged 15 years and 212 days, he became the youngest post-war county cricketer in a 40-over match against Leicestershire. He was still 15 when he was first included in an England Under-19 squad for a triangular series against Bangladesh and Pakistan that summer.

In 2015, he became Yorkshire's sixth-youngest Championship debutant when, at 17 years and 161 days old, he faced Nottinghamshire in a draw at Trent Bridge. He also played in 13 T20 Blast matches, and his debut haul of 5 for 22 against Derbyshire at Headingley made him only the third Yorkshire bowler to have taken five wickets in a T20 match.

Afflicted by injury as he grew rapidly - he tore his left hamstring three times in a year - his 2016 season was a non-event, but his potential remained unquestioned and he was given a final tour with England Under-19s in India in 2017 to help him restate his potential. It also emerged around that time that he was hard of hearing. Yorkshire took great care not to demand too much from him until his body strengthened, but there were occasional reminders - such as a maiden Championship five-for in late 2017 - that the county still had a talent on their hands.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC162724501335435/546/9731.043.2656.90110
List A343313841366323/323/3242.685.9243.20000
T2037377071069425/225/2225.459.0716.80010
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC1620325447*14.9483830.310033160
List A34181022836*28.5023198.7000204100
T2037104611910.1645135.550035120

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Yorkshire vs Lancashire--1/3017-Jul-2021ManchesterT20
Yorkshire vs Notts--0/1109-Jul-2021NottinghamT20
Yorkshire vs Lancashire--1/4902-Jul-2021LeedsT20
Yorkshire vs Bears90/2230-Jun-2021BirminghamT20
Yorkshire vs Northants--2/2526-Jun-2021LeedsT20

Photos


Matt Fisher claims the scalp of Karun Nair
Matthew Fisher goes aerial
Matthew Fisher celebrates a wicket
Matthew Fisher appeals for a wicket
Yorkshire teenage fast bowler Matthew Fisher plays in his second first-class match
Matthew Fisher picked up a couple of wickets