Matthew Liam Revis
- Date of birth: 15th November 2001, Keighley, Yorkshire
- Role: Right-handed batsman
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Matthew Revis notes Andrew Flintoff as his cricketing hero. And you can see why!
Revis earned his maiden first-team chance at the top of the order in County Championship cricket in September 2019, though gained more prominence as a genuine all-rounder in 2021.
Revis was 17 at the time he debuted and opened the batting alongside Adam Lyth in a Championship defeat against Kent at Headingley – a fixture dominated by Darren Stevens, a man in his early forties.
He posted scores of nine and nought. But, in totalling nine, he batted for 75 minutes and faced 54 balls, an invaluable experience for his development.
That opportunity came a week after he had amassed a brilliant 177 in a second-team fixture against Sussex at Hove. The home attack included international experience in the form of Reece Topley and Danny Briggs.
Dynamic Revis, a right-handed batter and a right-arm seamer with good pace, was given more first-team exposure towards the end of 2020 in the form of a pair of Vitality Blast appearances against Lancashire at Old Trafford and Derbyshire at Headingley.
But, in 2021, he started to add performance to exposure.
He posted 43 on his one-day debut in the Royal London Cup against Surrey at Scarborough in late July before posting his maiden fifty – 58 not out – in another defeat against Somerset at Taunton in the same competition.
He claimed two wickets in a knockout qualification sealing win at Glamorgan before hitting a consolatory 42 as the Vikings suffered quarter-final disappointment at Essex in August.
Revis was handed his second Championship appearance in the season-ending clash with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge when he claimed an eye-catching 2-19 from nine overs in the first innings of a defeat.
Revis, Steeton-born, spent parts of the 2020/21 winter on the England Young Lions training programme down at Loughborough alongside team-mates Harry Duke and Sam Wisniewski.
He was educated at Ilkley Grammar School and Sedbergh School, the latter which was a path Harry Brook took.
Revis first wore the White Rose in Under 14s cricket in 2015 and has since played for the Under 15s and Under 17s.
He made Yorkshire Academy debut in 2018, the same summer he made his bow for the county’s second team in Twenty20 cricket.
Revis then played one-day and Championship cricket at that level for the first time in 2019, a summer which yielded another step up in that aforementioned Kent fixture.
2022 could be an exciting year for the now 20-year-old.