Matt Horne

Country: New Zealand
Born: December 05, 1970, Takapuna, Auckland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Top order Batter

Matt Horne Bio

Matthew Jeffery Horne is a former international cricketer from New Zealand. Born on 19th August 1972, in Auckland, New Zealand, Horne was known for his attacking style of batting as an opening batsman. With a characteristic high backlift and his distinct helmet without a visor, he left a lasting impression on the cricketing world.

Horne’s career was marked by inconsistency, which often led to his inclusion and exclusion from the national side as selectors tried to find a reliable opener. Despite this, he displayed remarkable performances in domestic cricket that showcased his true potential. One such remarkable display came in the 1995-96 Shell Trophy final, where his astonishing knock of 190 runs guided Auckland to the coveted title.

Following his successful stint with Auckland, Horne made a move to Otago, where he continued to amass runs and catch the attention of national selectors. In the summer of 1996, Horne earned his Test debut against England. He had a promising start to his Test career, notably scoring his maiden century against Australia at Hobart in the 1997-98 season. However, Horne struggled to maintain momentum after his initial success, and his appearances for the national side became sporadic.

Despite his struggles in the Test format, Horne showcased shades of his attacking instincts in the fifty One Day Internationals (ODIs) he played for New Zealand. Although he failed to convert any of his five half-centuries into three figures, his aggressive style of play made him a valuable asset to the team.

After representing New Zealand at the international level, Horne retired from first-class cricket in May 2006. However, his love for the sport continued as he shifted his focus to league cricket in Scotland. This decision allowed Horne to stay involved in the game and further refine his skills.

Matthew Jeffery Horne’s career may have been plagued by inconsistency, but he will forever be remembered for his attacking style of play and his notable contributions to the New Zealand cricket team. His blistering knock in the Shell Trophy final and his century at Lord’s in 1999 played significant roles in New Zealand’s success. Although his career did not reach the heights many had expected, Horne’s impact on the cricketing world will always be appreciated.

Matt Horne Career Stats

Matt Horne Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 35 65 2 1788 157 28.38 4384 40.78 4 5 210 11 17 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 50 48 0 980 74 20.41 1515 64.68 0 5 99 5 12 0
FC 128 219 11 8501 241 40.87 - - 24 33 - - 79 0
List A 138 135 1 3193 114 23.82 - - 2 18 - - 34 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Matt Horne Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 35 3 66 26 0 - - - 2.36 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 128 - 1177 531 7 2/58 - 75.85 2.7 168.1 - 0 0
List A 138 - 884 678 18 3/17 3/17 37.66 4.6 49.1 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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