All Revved up

Matthew Revis notes Andrew Flintoff as his cricketing hero – and you can see why. Revis earned his maiden first-team chance opening the batting in County Championship cricket in September 2019, though gained more prominence as a genuine all-rounder in 2021, 2022 and 2023 – particularly the latter.

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 22, 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.

In 2023, he hit two centuries in the County Championship, including a first against Gloucestershire at Headingley in late June – an unbeaten 104 in a draw. In September, he also scored 106 in the second innings of a win over Derbyshire at Scarborough before claiming 5-50 in the first innings of a draw against Glamorgan at Cardiff – his maiden five-wicket haul.

Revis also claimed a hat-trick in a Metro Bank One-Day Cup defeat against Kent at Scarborough.

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.

He warmed up for 2024 by playing winter grade cricket in Australia for the Gold Coast Dolphins.

UPDATED: Feb 2024.

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