Matt Horne

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This article is about the New Zealand cricketer. For the English actor, see Mathew Horne.
Matt Horne
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 35 50
Runs scored 1788 980
Batting average 28.38 20.41
100s/50s 4/5 -/5
Top score 157 74
Balls bowled 66
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 17/- 12/-
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006


Matthew Jeffery Horne (born 5 December 1970 in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand cricketer who played in 35 Tests and 50 ODIs from 1997 – 2003.

Horne was an attacking right-handed opening batsman who possessed an unusually high backlift. In the 1995–96 Shell Trophy final he made 190 to hand Auckland the championship. The following season he moved to Otago and after a prolific season he was welcomed into the New Zealand side.

He made his Test debut in February 1997 and made his maiden Test hundred soon after, against Australia at Hobart in summer of 1997–98. He made 3 more hundreds in his international career, two against Zimbabwe and a vital one at Lord's in 1999 to help give them a rare away series win. After nine Tests without a half century he lost his place in the side and only played occasionally from there on in.

Horne, along with Nathan Astle, currently holds the record for a 4th wicket partnership for New Zealand totalling 243 runs against Zimbabwe in Auckland during the 1997–1998 season.

During the 2003–04 he and Aaron Barnes added a record 347* for the fifth wicket against Northern Districts at Eden Park.

He retired from all forms of competitive cricket in May 2006. He is currently a high performance coach with Auckland cricket.[1]

His older brother Phil also played international cricket for New Zealand.

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