All Revved up
Matthew Revis notes Andrew Flintoff as his cricketing hero – and you can see why. Revis earned his maiden first-team chance at opening the batting in County Championship cricket in September 2019, though gained more prominence as a genuine all-rounder in 2021 and 2022.
Revis was 17 at the time he debuted and opened the batting alongside Adam Lyth in a Championship defeat against Kent at Headingley, posting scores of nine and nought but spending valuable time at the crease.
That opportunity came a week after he had amassed a brilliant 177 in a second-team fixture against Sussex at Hove. The home attack included international experience in Reece Topley and Danny Briggs.
Revis, now 21, played a couple of Vitality Blast games towards the end of 2020 and was a regular through the One-Day Cup campaign the following summer, by now showing off his skills as a seamer with good pace having also hit a maiden first-team fifty in a defeat at Somerset.
In 2022, he was a regular member of Yorkshire’s teams across all formats, with his main role coming with the ball rather than the bat.
He still performed with both, hitting two Championship fifties in the lower middle order and taking a best of 4-77.
Steeton-born, the latter part of his education came at Sedbergh School – the same path taken by Harry Brook and George Hill. Revis first wore the White Rose in Under 14s and came through the Academy.