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Matthew David Fisher

Date of birth: November 9, 1997, York
Role: Right-arm fast-medium, right-handed batsman
Nickname: Fish
County Cap:
County Debut: Yorkshire v Leicestershire at Scarborough, Jun 9, 2013, Pro40
First Class: Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire at Nottingham, Apr 19-22, 2015

County Stats (19/20 season)

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  • On June 9, 2013, Matthew Fisher made cricketing history by becoming the youngest post war county cricketer aged 15 years and 212 days when he played a 40-over match against Leicestershire at Scarborough.

    Fisher, a super talented seam bowling all-rounder whose experience is beyond his tender years, has also led the England under 19s bowling attack at a World Cup campaign.

    He played a small part in Yorkshire’s 2015 County Championship title success, the year he debuted in that format and played three times, he helped home club Sheriff Hutton Bridge win the Yorkshire Premier League North title (2019) and claimed five wickets on his T20 debut for the White Rose in 2015.

    All of that, and the England Lions man is still only 23.

    His cricketing journey hasn’t been without challenges, however, with a long list of injuries stymying his progress.

    A new ball seamer who is a very, very handy lower order batsman, Fisher will almost certainly soon be seen as a genuine all-rounder in all formats, including the new Hundred.

    In February 2021, he was selected for the inaugural Hundred campaign by the Emerald Headingley based Northern Superchargers.

    Fisher signed Academy terms with Yorkshire aged 14.

    His maiden T20 five-for, against Derbyshire at Headingley in May 2015, came whilst he was in the midst of his A-Level exams at Easingwold School in York.

    The previous year he represented England under 19s at the World Cup in the UAE and has since captained that team and played for the Lions – England’s second string team.

    A standout first-team performance came in September 2017 in a County Championship match against Warwickshire at Headingley, one which Yorkshire needed to win to stave off the threat of relegation.

    He claimed a career best 5-54 in the first innings and hit 37 and 15 with the bat, sharing in a superb eighth-wicket partnership of 78 with Steve Patterson as the hosts chased 174 having slipped to 96-7.

    Fisher has suffered a series of muscle injuries, breaks and dislocations, yet those setbacks have only strengthened his resolve to succeed in a career which started alongside brothers Adam and Mark at Sheriff Hutton Bridge, where his late father Phil was heavily involved with the juniors.