Bowling: Right-arm leg spin
Birth Place: Preston, Lancashire
Date of Birth: 13/08/1996
High Score: 137* (v Northamptonshire 2015)
Best Bowling Figures: 4-48 (v Northamptonshire 2015)
Date of Birth: 13/08/1996 (21 years old)
Sponsored by: Audrey Peers
Matt Critchley signed his first professional contract shortly after a breakthrough 2015 campaign that committed him to Derbyshire until the end of 2017.
The Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby all-rounder is a leg-break bowler who is also capable with the bat.
He made his first-team debut in May 2015 in the LV= County Championship fixture with Glamorgan at The SWALEC Stadium, before starring in the draw against Northamptonshire a week later at Derby.
The 18-year-old hit his maiden century in only his second first-class fixture, hitting an unbeaten 137 off 179 balls including 16 fours and two sixes, to help Derbyshire recover from 151-7 to post 343 shortly before stumps.
Critchley signed a new two-year deal in September 2015, keeping him at the Club until the end of the 2017 season.
Supported by the Brian Johnston Memorial Trust through the BJMT Elite Spin Bowling Programme