Full Name: Matthew Morgan
Playing Role: RH Bat/ RA Bowler/ WK
Major Teams: NSW u’17 NSW u,19 Sydney University 1st Grade, Western Suburbs 1st Grade
Coaching Qualifications: Cricket Australia Level 2
Matt, 25 years old from Sydney Australia, is a current First Grade player with Western Suburbs District Cricket Club in the Sydney Grade Competition and prior to that played for Sydney University where he played in all 3 Finals (T20/50 over/2 day) . During the previous Australian summer Matt played his 100th First Grade game which was a great honor. He is a former member of Cricket NSW state u’15, u’17 and u’19 teams and has had 2 successful seasons in England previously (2009, 2013) representing Ormskirk Cricket Club in the Liverpool and Districts Premier League on both occasions which saw him return 764 runs @48 in 2009 and 579 runs @34 in 2013. In 2013 Ormskirk made the final of the National T20 competition played at The Kia Oval in London which was aired nationally on Sky Sports. Even though overseas players were ineligible for the National T20 competition, Matt was very much involved in helping to get the guys to the final by running extra training sessions mid week, warm ups and preparation on match day, as well as running drinks and instruction from off the field.
Matt is also an accomplished coach with an extensive coaching history holding a Cricket Australia Level 2 Accreditation, he has worked at Kingsgrove Sports Centre for 5 years and has had professional roles with the Cricket NSW Academy (Matt is the current NSW u’16 Womens Coach with Cricket NSW). He has worked as a specialist coach in many schools at home and abroad and spent years working for Sydney University Sport and Fitness where he directed programs including school holiday camps and school sports clinics in multiple sports.
Matt finishes his Commerce/Law degree at years end and is keen to get across to the UK again as he feels he has much to offer a club on and off the field and to better prepare himself for the following Sydney summer in a bid for higher honours. Matt has had some success and lots of fun in his previous experiences in England.
Matt would be a great recruit for any club. He is very keen to secure a player/coach role for the 2015 season
Statistics (last 3 years):
Cricket Australia Level 3 Coach
Kingsgrove Sports Cricket Academy
179 Kingsgrove Rd Kingsgrove NSW 2208