Matthew Arnold

  • D.O.B.: 16/10/1988
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Seam)
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Left-handed Middle Order Batsman and Right-arm Fast/Medium
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 2 (ECB Level 3 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: Titans (RSA Franchise), Easterns (RSA Provincial)
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Matthew Arnold has been some what of an enigmatic presence in South African domestic cricket for the best part of the last 15 years. A sharp, Right-arm Fast/Medium seamer, he is also an equally adept Left-handed Top/Middle Order Batsman, an old school South African all-rounder if you will. Matthew, having been a standout youth cricketer for his native Northerns province, made his First Class debut at 18, prior to making his Provincial U19 National Championship debut a month later.

An exciting and promising career, like so many, was punctuated by injury with Matthew playing just 17 First Class games and a handful of white ball appearances between 2006-2016. However, since the 2016-17 summer, Matthew has had a clear run with his body finally coming to the party and letting him fulfil the outstanding talent he always had. Now a contracted Franchise player, Matthew has put together 1664 runs @ 34.66 and taken 123 wickets @ 25.69 in his last 4 season of First Class Cricket to go with 998 runs @ 30.24 & 71 wickets @ 25.49 in List A/T20 cricket in the same period.

Seeking his first season in the UK in 2022, Matthew will be a great pick up for any UK club seeking a genuine seam-bowling all-rounder for next summer who is genuinely one of the more complete cricketers running around in South African Domestic Cricket. Matthew is likely to be visited by his family in the summer.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Titans/Easterns (First Class) 2019-20 6 10 361
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
74 36.10 21 24.66 5-93
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Titans/Easterns (List A/T20) 2019-20 11 8 192
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
70* 48.00 13 27.84 3-37