Matthew Spriegel

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Matthew Spriegel
Personal information
Full name Matthew Spriegel
Born (1987-03-04) 4 March 1987 (age 30)
Epsom, Surrey, England
Nickname Spriggy Stardust, Spriegs, Sprig-Sprig, The King of Wantage
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off spin
Role All-rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
2013– Northamptonshire
2008–2012 Surrey
2007–2008 Loughborough University
Career statistics
Competition FC OD T20
Matches 56 79 71
Runs scored 1,965 1,617 516
Batting average 22.58 32.34 15.17
100s/50s 3/6 0/10 0/1
Top score 108* 86 53*
Balls bowled 2449 2207 879
Wickets 35 51 35
Bowling average 42.42 37.07 32.34
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/26 3/29 4/33
Catches/stumpings 32/– 40/- 25/-
Source: [1], 21 January 2016

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.

Spriegel was part of the Northants team that won the Friends Life T20 in 2013, playing in all of the team's matches. His departure from Northants was announced late in the 2014 season, albeit with little of the fanfare surrounding his release from Surrey. Shortly afterwards he announced his retirement from professional cricket.[1]


  1. ^ "Spriegel tweets news of retirement". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2016.