County Stats (19/20 season)
England’s calling for Matthew Fisher, who made his Yorkshire debut aged just 15 years and 212 days.
In playing a 40-over game against Leicestershire at Scarborough on June 9, 2013, the fast bowler made history by becoming the youngest post war county cricketer.
Fisher, a talented seam bowling all-rounder, has led an England Under 19s bowling attack at a World Cup campaign and has played for the Lions at home and abroad.
In February 2022, he was called up to England’s senior squad for a March Test tour of the West Indies.
It came on the back of impressing for the Lions in Australia in December 2021, having taken 18 wickets in four late season County Championship games in August and September.
That haul included a career best match return of 9-64 in the two-day win over Somerset at Scarborough, the scene of his debut some eight years previous.
He played a small part in Yorkshire’s 2015 Championship title success, the year he debuted in that format.
He helped home club Sheriff Hutton Bridge win the Yorkshire Premier League North title (2019) and claimed five wickets on his T20 debut for Yorkshire in 2015.
All of that, and Fisher is still only 24.
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 handy lower order batter, Fisher will almost certainly soon be seen as a genuine all-rounder in all formats.
In 2021, he played in the inaugural Hundred campaign for the 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.
That aforementioned Somerset game at Scarborough last summer was set up by an exhilarating 5-41 in the first innings.
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.