|Full name||Matthew Steven Lineker|
22 January 1985 |
Derby, Derbyshire, England
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||23 August 2011 Derbyshire v Essex|
|List A debut||29 August 2011 Derbyshire v Kent|
|Source: Cricinfo, 30 March 2013|
Matthew Steven "Matt" Lineker (born 12 January 1985 in Derby, England) is an English cricketer, a left handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler who played for Derbyshire, he is currently a free agent. He made his first class debut for Derbyshire against Essex in August 2011. Lineker signed a summer contract with Derbyshire in 2010 for the 2011 season. Lineker had been a regular scorer in the Derbyshire Premier League before signing for Derbyshire.
Lineker made his first-class debut against Essex on 23 August 2011. He opened the Derbyshire innings along with Martin Guptill and went for a fourteen-ball duck as Derbyshire made only 132 in the innings. In the second innings he performed slightly better hitting 16 runs from 39 balls in a drawn match at Chelmsford. He made his one-day cricket debut three days later against Kent. He made 13 runs from 23 balls opening with Chesney Hughes as Derbyshire chased 209 for victory. Derbyshire won the match by 3 wickets. He was released after just one season at Derbyshire.
Since then he has played for the Unicorns side in one-day cricket, scoring his maiden century in August 2013 against Yorkshire after notching his first half-century earlier in the season against Middlesex. He followed this up immediately with another century, this time going on to make 132 against Leicestershire at Leicester.
- "Derbyshire sign batsman Matt Lineker on summer deal". BBC Sport. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
- "Derbyshire sign Matt Lineker for 2011". ESPN Cricinfo. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
- "Derbyshire v Essex". ESPN Cricinfo. 23–26 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
- "Derbyshire v Kent". ESPN Cricinfo. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011.