Full Name

Matthew James Potts

Born

October 29, 1998, Sunderland, Co Durham

Age

23y 208d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College

TEAMS

Matthew Potts won a call-up to England's Test squad for play New Zealand in 2022 after a stunning start to the County Championship season in which he underlined his attributes as a promising seam bowler in first-class cricket.

Potts, a graduate of the Durham academy, won England Under-19 recognition as a young player and initially burst through in white-ball cricket, taking 17 wickets in his debut Blast season in 2019. He continued to develop in the shorter formats, impressing for Durham and for Northern Superchargers in the Hundred, but 2022 was a breakthrough season with the red-ball as he claimed 35 wickets in his first six matches.

Potts is not an out-and-out fast bowler but can generate steepling bounce from a good length through his height and has been clocked in the mid-to-high 80s (mph) in televised white-ball games. He was educated at St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College and joins Jordan Pickford as a famous sporting alumnus.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC244042622072777/4011/10126.902.9155.3541
List A108384374164/624/6223.375.8424.0100
T2040397891101493/83/822.468.3716.1000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC243264478117.19101943.860252570
List A1040533013.257570.66006030
T204015912740*21.1690141.110095140
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Durham vs Glamorgan0 & 34/61 & 7/4012-May-2022Chester-le-StreetFC
Durham vs WORCS--6/62 & 0/8505-May-2022WorcesterFC
Durham vs Sussex262/7528-Apr-2022HoveFC
Durham vs Notts10 & 16/10721-Apr-2022Chester-le-StreetFC
Durham vs Leics236/58 & 0/3914-Apr-2022Chester-le-StreetFC
Videos
Photos
Matthew Potts trained at Lord's on Thursday
Jamie Overton, Harry Brook and Matthew Potts are in contention for the Test squad
Matthew Potts claimed 11 in the match as Durham beat Glamorgan
Matthew Potts celebrates with Ben Stokes
Matthew Potts celebrates after taking a wicket
Matthew Potts claimed a five-wicket haul