Matthew Montgomery2022-03-23T13:39:43+00:00

Matthew Montgomery

Date of Birth 10/05/2000
Age 22
NationalitySouth African
Player Status Placed (Kegworth Town CC - Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket League)
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route LTR (Limited Leave to Remain)
Major Teams Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Warwickshire 2nd XI, Loughborough MCCU, South Africa U19s, KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal U19s

Matthew Montgomery is an exciting prospect who has recently signed with Nottinghamshire until the end of the 2022 season.

A batting all-rounder, Montgomery signed a professional contract in July 2021 having impressed with Notts' 2nd XI throughout the summer.

Predominantly a top-order batter and an off-break bowler, Montgomery averaged 41.80 with the bat in his six 2nd XI Championship innings this season, including 147 against Warwickshire.

He proved his white-ball abilities whilst on trial with Warwickshire, blistering 60 and 66 to help his side to victory on 2nd XI T20 finals day.

“Matt has shown his ability during his time with Notts, and, of course, proved his versatility in the T20 competition,” said Head Coach Peter Moores.

Montgomery went on to become a key figure in Notts' Royal London One-Day Cup campaign finishing second on their run charts hitting 169 runs at 42.25 with a strike rate of 91.35.

Holder of a German Passport and living in the UK on a Limited Leave To Remain (LTR) Visa, the talented youngster is currently studying at Loughborough University. He arrived in the UK back in 2019 when following in the footsteps of Aaron Finch to play for Clifton Alliance in the Yorkshire Premier League North. Montgomery impressed hitting 1,158 runs at 72.38 in league and cup fixtures, alongside 35 wickets at 29.71.

He traveled to the UK in search of County cricket having previously skippered the South Africa Under-19 (Feb/March 2019), prior to his debut List A century for KwaZulu-Natal.

Montgomery's journey initially began at the famous Clifton College, where he broke virtually every run record in the school’s history. He represented KZN and the Dolphins at every age group, playing two Coke Weeks – skippering the latter (in December 2018). “Monty” has won many awards along the way. He is Clifton College’s most capped 1st XI player (142 caps) and was awarded “best batter” and “best all-rounder” in 2015 (1,302 runs), 2016 (1,229 runs), and 2017 (1,245 runs).

In 2018, he represented the Dolphins Cubs (at CSA Cubs Week) and was named the KZN Under-19 “player of the season” (2017/18). He was named in the South African Schools Colts and SA Under-19 squad, before being named skipper for their tour of the sub-continent in Feb/March 2019.

Monty has shown incredible promise at youth level, but his debut List A century was a sure sign he has a huge future. On debut, he entered the crease at 33-3 and guided his KZN from 88-7 to 109-9 then 185 – Monty was last to fall after making a brilliant 121-ball 104. His innings was exceptional when you factor in his side's struggle – the next highest score was 14.

Monty subsequently went on to play 10 domestic matches across the three formats in South Africa, before embarking on his maiden UK stint in 2019. The rest, they say, is history, as he's achieved his dream of playing County cricket, alongside dominating performances for clubs including Clifton Alliance (1,158 runs at 72.38 and 35 wickets at 29.71), and Kegworth Town (1,158 runs at 57.90 and 52 wickets at 14.65).

Next summer, Monty aims to cement his spot in the Notts' playing line-up but will continue to play for Kegworth Town for their 2022 Leicestershire and Rutland League campaign.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Kegworth Town (2021) 19 19 5 979 125* 69.93 182 597 45 5/26 13.27
Kegworth Town (2020) 6 6 0 179 102 29.83 43 165 7 4/37 23.57
Clifton Alliance (2019) 28 27 11 1158 122* 72.38 257.2 1040 35 3/30 29.71
Date of Birth 10/05/2000
Age 22
NationalitySouth African
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Placed (Kegworth Town CC - Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket League)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route LTR (Limited Leave to Remain)
Major Teams Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Warwickshire 2nd XI, Loughborough MCCU, South Africa U19s, KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal U19s

Matthew Montgomery is an exciting prospect who has recently signed with Nottinghamshire until the end of the 2022 season.

A batting all-rounder, Montgomery signed a professional contract in July 2021 having impressed with Notts' 2nd XI throughout the summer.

Predominantly a top-order batter and an off-break bowler, Montgomery averaged 41.80 with the bat in his six 2nd XI Championship innings this season, including 147 against Warwickshire.

He proved his white-ball abilities whilst on trial with Warwickshire, blistering 60 and 66 to help his side to victory on 2nd XI T20 finals day.

“Matt has shown his ability during his time with Notts, and, of course, proved his versatility in the T20 competition,” said Head Coach Peter Moores.

Montgomery went on to become a key figure in Notts' Royal London One-Day Cup campaign finishing second on their run charts hitting 169 runs at 42.25 with a strike rate of 91.35.

Holder of a German Passport and living in the UK on a Limited Leave To Remain (LTR) Visa, the talented youngster is currently studying at Loughborough University. He arrived in the UK back in 2019 when following in the footsteps of Aaron Finch to play for Clifton Alliance in the Yorkshire Premier League North. Montgomery impressed hitting 1,158 runs at 72.38 in league and cup fixtures, alongside 35 wickets at 29.71.

He traveled to the UK in search of County cricket having previously skippered the South Africa Under-19 (Feb/March 2019), prior to his debut List A century for KwaZulu-Natal.

Montgomery's journey initially began at the famous Clifton College, where he broke virtually every run record in the school’s history. He represented KZN and the Dolphins at every age group, playing two Coke Weeks – skippering the latter (in December 2018). “Monty” has won many awards along the way. He is Clifton College’s most capped 1st XI player (142 caps) and was awarded “best batter” and “best all-rounder” in 2015 (1,302 runs), 2016 (1,229 runs), and 2017 (1,245 runs).

In 2018, he represented the Dolphins Cubs (at CSA Cubs Week) and was named the KZN Under-19 “player of the season” (2017/18). He was named in the South African Schools Colts and SA Under-19 squad, before being named skipper for their tour of the sub-continent in Feb/March 2019.

Monty has shown incredible promise at youth level, but his debut List A century was a sure sign he has a huge future. On debut, he entered the crease at 33-3 and guided his KZN from 88-7 to 109-9 then 185 – Monty was last to fall after making a brilliant 121-ball 104. His innings was exceptional when you factor in his side's struggle – the next highest score was 14.

Monty subsequently went on to play 10 domestic matches across the three formats in South Africa, before embarking on his maiden UK stint in 2019. The rest, they say, is history, as he's achieved his dream of playing County cricket, alongside dominating performances for clubs including Clifton Alliance (1,158 runs at 72.38 and 35 wickets at 29.71), and Kegworth Town (1,158 runs at 57.90 and 52 wickets at 14.65).

Next summer, Monty aims to cement his spot in the Notts' playing line-up but will continue to play for Kegworth Town for their 2022 Leicestershire and Rutland League campaign.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Kegworth Town (2021) 19 19 5 979 125* 69.93 182 597 45 5/26 13.27
Kegworth Town (2020) 6 6 0 179 102 29.83 43 165 7 4/37 23.57
Clifton Alliance (2019) 28 27 11 1158 122* 72.38 257.2 1040 35 3/30 29.71
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