- D.O.B.: 06/05/1999
- Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
- Availabilty: Yes
- Nationality: Australian
- Playing Role: Right-handed Top Order Batsman and Right-arm Leg Spin
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket Australia Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Recent teams: Canada, Sturt DCC (SACA Premier Cricket)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Matthew Spoors is one of the more gifted young all-round talents in and around the Pathway/State system in Australia. A hard-working Right-handed Top Order Batsman, Matthew is also an equally adept Right-arm Leg-Spinner. Originally from Western Australia, Matthew relocated to Adelaide ahead of summer 2021-22, linking with Sturt DCC in the South Australia Premier Cricket Competition. He is also a current International, representing Canada in the various World Cup qualifying tournaments.
A prolific schoolboy cricketer, Matthew was a regular feature for Western Australia at age group level, appearing regularly for the U17/U19 sides and ultimately appeared on a number of occasions for the Western Australia 2nd XI after receiving a State Rookie contract ahead of season 2017-18. Matthew was also selected for the Australian U19 side as a 17-year old.
Having been a Scarborough junior, he shifted to Waneroo DCC until 2019-20 when his return to his junior club sparked an outstanding run of form that ultimately led to his selection for the Cricket Australia XI to take on Pakistan in November 2019. Having walked in at 1-2 and with the score on 2-6 before he faced a ball, Matthew dug in against the impressive Pakistan bowling attack and put on a 122-run stand with fellow former Aussie U19 teammate, Jonathan Merlo before finishing on 58 (155) and helping the CA XI seal a comfortable draw against the tourists.
Matthew was on fire in his first Adelaide summer, with 870 runs/40 wickets in his first season and has no doubt caught the eye of South Australia selectors as well as the Canadian ones.
Seeking his first season abroad in 2023, Matthew headed to Essex, signing for Mistley CC in the Two Counties Championship and was excellent for the Swans, scoring 1022 runs and bagging 44 wickets during the summer.
Matthew will be a great pick up for any club seeking a genuine all-rounder that is a genuine match-winner. Matthew’s partner will be travelling with him for the summer.
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