4 March 1987
Epsom, Surrey, England
Spriggy Stardust, Spriegs, Sprig-Sprig, The King of Wantage
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Domestic team information
Surrey (squad no. 28)
Batting average 24.25
Balls bowled 1429
Bowling average 45.21
5 wickets in
10 wickets in match
Cricinfo, 7 September 2012
Matthew Neil William Spriegel is an English cricketer who has played for Loughborough UCCE and Surrey and is currently with Northamptonshire. He was educated at Whitgift School before attending Loughborough University. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler.
He made his
first-class debut for Loughborough against Somerset on 14 April 2007. He played six first-class matches for them, three in 2007 and three in 2008, all of them as captain.
He first played for the Surrey first team in a
List A fixture in the Friends Provident Trophy against Essex on 25 May 2008. He made his Surrey first-class debut in the County Championship game against Somerset at Croydon on 30 May 2008.
He made his maiden first class hundred in the final match of the 2009 season against
Glamorgan at The Oval.
Rumours began to surface in early September 2012 that
Northamptonshire were attempting to secure Spriegel's signature for the 2013 season. On 7 September, these rumours were confirmed and Spriegel's departure was announced, despite a concerted, if somewhat lighthearted, social media campaign to keep him at The Oval.
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