Full Name

Matthew James Potts

Born

October 29, 1998, Sunderland, Co Durham

Age

24y 36d

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

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
Test591097560204/137/6828.003.0654.8100
ODI1124330---8.25-000
FC3356624330191207/4013/10125.152.9052.0662
List A119408407164/624/6225.435.9825.5100
T2042418141154493/83/823.558.5016.6000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test56230197.506446.87003140
ODI11133*-475.00000000
FC334285318115.61115446.0102638110
List A1151563014.007970.88006030
T204215912740*21.1690141.110095140
Matthew James Potts
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Test
ODI
Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
England vs Eng Lions--0/3823-Nov-2022Abu DhabiOTHER
Durham vs Notts40 & 103/83 & 1/1426-Sep-2022NottinghamFC
Durham vs Sussex--3/53 & 2/4120-Sep-2022Chester-le-StreetFC
Durham vs Leics26/52 & 7/4912-Sep-2022LeicesterFC
England vs South Africa6* & 12/7917-Aug-2022Lord'sTest # 2474
Photos
Matt Potts was bowled by Marco Jansen as South Africa closed in
Stuart Broad took a stunner at mid-on to send Kagiso Rabada back off Matthew Potts
Matthew Potts celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Keegan Petersen
Matthew Potts used the short ball to good effect
The England players check on Shardul Thakur after he copped a blow to the helmet off Matthew Potts
Players applaud on the 'Blue for Bob' day in support of Bob Willis Fund