Full Name

Matthew James Phelps

Born

September 01, 1972, Lismore, New South Wales

Age

49y 140d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Matthew Phelps surprisingly ended his best domestic season, which included three hundreds and the state's Pura Cup Player of the Year prize, by retiring. "I've made the decision knowing I would have been offered a contract for 2006-07, but the opportunity to go out on my terms played heavily on my mind," Phelps, 33, said. "I did not want to be one of those players who plays one season too many."

Phelps harvested 635 runs at 45.35 in 2005-06 - the second consecutive season he had topped the 600 mark - and was carried by scores of 133 against Tasmania and Victoria, an innings which came in his hometown of Lismore, and 124 against Western Australia. He finished with 2380 first-class runs at 37.77 in a 38-match career that began in 1998-99. A patient batsman who was comfortable letting his top-order team-mates do the dominating, Phelps' highest score of 192 came against Tasmania in 1999-200, and he also celebrated one century in 25 limited-overs matches. Since retiring, Phelps has been appointed Cricket NSW's Country Cricket Co-ordinator.
Cricinfo staff May 2006

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50sCtSt
FC38674238019237.77539144.14611410
List A2524056713623.6213110
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC381230---1.50-000
List A25000-----000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATDATEGROUNDFORMAT
NSW vs South Aust5 & 110-Mar-2006AdelaideFC
NSW vs Tasmania20 & 3502-Mar-2006HobartFC
NSW vs South Aust026-Feb-2006AdelaideList A
NSW vs West Aust019-Feb-2006SydneyList A
NSW vs West Aust0 & 12414-Feb-2006SydneyFC

Photos


Matthew Phelps drives during his hundred
Matthew Phelps celebrates his century agaist Western Australia
Matthew Phelps celebrates after reaching his half-century in the Pura Cup game against Tasmania
Matthew Phelps takes a catch to dismiss Steve Magoffin
Matthew Phelps drives during his innings of 37
Matthew Phelps forces one on the off side