Matt Lineker

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Matt Lineker
Personal information
Full name Matthew Steven Lineker
Born (1985-01-22) 22 January 1985 (age 32)
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011–2012 Derbyshire
First-class debut 23 August 2011 Derbyshire v Essex
List A debut 29 August 2011 Derbyshire v Kent
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 10 6
Runs scored 326 362
Batting average 19.17 58.66
100s/50s 0/1 2/1
Top score 71 132
Balls bowled 12 -
Wickets 0 -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 8/0 1/0
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.[1][2]

County career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.


  1. ^ "Derbyshire sign batsman Matt Lineker on summer deal". BBC Sport. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Derbyshire sign Matt Lineker for 2011". ESPN Cricinfo. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Derbyshire v Essex". ESPN Cricinfo. 23–26 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Derbyshire v Kent". ESPN Cricinfo. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 

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