Matthew Peter Mott
October 03, 1973, Charleville, Queensland
Left hand Bat
Right arm Medium
Matthew Mott became England's men's white-ball coach in May 2022 after seven record-breaking years with Australia's women which included two T20 World Cups, one ODI World Cup, four Ashes series wins and a 26-match winning streak in ODIs. He had earned his stripes as a coach at New South Wales (where he won the inaugural Champions League T20) and Glamorgan and also held roles with Australia's men at the 2010 World T20, Ireland at the 2015 World Cup, Australia Under-19s and KKR in the first two IPL seasons.
A product of the Gold Coast, Mott became best known for his role as a permanent fixture at No. 3 in Victoria's first-class batting order during his playing days. Mott attended the Academy in 1995 and his scoring at Brisbane grade level was prolific. After making his first-class debut in 1994-95, Mott, a left-hand batsman, beat a path into and out of the side on a consistent basis and, despite producing a number of valuable innings - none more important than his 86 in the 1996-97 Sheffield Shield final victory - he could never secure a regular berth in the Queensland side. Disenchanted, he relocated to Victoria ahead of the 1998-99 season.
Mott's fierce determination, solid work ethic, and his great value as a team player won him many admirers in his new state and also a firm hold on a place in the upper order. Characteristically dogged centuries against New South Wales and Western Australia in his first year with the Bushrangers helped in no small measure, as did another 841 first-class runs the following summer as Victoria reached a final in that arena for the first time in nine years. His best effort was 216 against New South Wales in 2002-03, but his form fell away the next year and he was overlooked for Victoria's triumphant Pura Cup final side.
Cricinfo staff September 2009
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