Matt Horne

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Matt Horne
Personal information
Full name Matthew Jeffery Horne
Born 5 December 1970 (1970-12-05) (age 46)
Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 201) 14 February 1997 v England
Last Test 3 May 2003 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 99) 25 March 1997 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 27 April 2002 v Pakistan
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 35 50 128 138
Runs scored 1,788 980 8,501 3,193
Batting average 28.38 20.41 40.87 23.82
100s/50s 4/5 -/5 24/33 2/18
Top score 157 74 241 114
Balls bowled 66 1,177 884
Wickets 7 18
Bowling average 75.85 37.66
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 0
Best bowling 2/58 3/17
Catches/stumpings 17/- 12/- 79/0 34/0
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2017

Matthew Jeffery Horne (born 5 December 1970 in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 35 Tests and 50 ODIs from 1997 to 2003. Horne was an attacking right-handed opening batsman who possessed an unusually high backlift. His older brother Phil also played international cricket for New Zealand.

Domestic career[edit]

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.

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

International career[edit]

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.

After cricket[edit]

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

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Test centuries of Matt Horne
No Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
[1] 133 6  Australia Australia Hobart, Australia Bellerive Oval 1997 Drawn
[2] 157 8  Zimbabwe New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 1998 Won
[3] 100 18  England England London, England Lord's 1999 Won
[4] 110 28  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club 2000 Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Auckland Cricket". 

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