|Matt Renshaw Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||March 28, 1996|
Matt Renshaw is an Australian professional cricketer who has represented his country in the longest format of the sport (Tests), as an opening batter. In the Australian domestic circuit, he has played for Queensland (2014-15-Present) across all 3 formats. He has also turned out for Brisbane Heat (2017-18-2019-20) and Adelaide Strikers (2020-21–2021-22) in the BBL (Big Bash League). Matt has also played domestic cricket outside of Australia, representing Somerset County Cricket Club (2018, 2022) and Kent County Cricket Club (2019) in England.
Matthew Thomas Renshaw
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Matt had attended the Brisbane Grammar School, an independent, non-denominational, day and boarding school for boys, located in Spring Hill, an inner suburb of Brisbane.
- Father – Ian Renshaw
- Mother – Alison Renshaw
Right-Arm Off Break
- 72 – Test Match
- 77 – Queensland/Queensland Bulls (Australian Domestic Cricket), Adelaide Strikers (BBL), Brisbane Heat (BBL), Kent County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket), Somerset County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket)
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
82 kg or 181 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Matt has dated –
- Josie Harvey (2016-Present) – Matt began dating Josie Harvey in 2016 and the couple got engaged in April 2020. They got married on May 14, 2021, and have a daughter together named Charlotte Maria Renshaw (b. December 2022).
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Cheerful smile
- Clean-shaven look
He has been sponsored by –
- Gray-Nicolls Australia/New Zealand (a subsidiary of the English cricket equipment & clothing brand Gray-Nicolls)
- Asics Australia (Australian subsidiary of the Japanese sports equipment manufacturer Asics)
Matt Renshaw Facts
- Born in Middlesbrough, England, Matt moved with his family to New Zealand when he was about 7 years old. About 3 years after that, his family shifted to Australia. In England, he was a family friend of future England test captain Joe Root.
- He first came into the spotlight during the 2015-16 season of the Sheffield Shield (the premier domestic first-class cricket competition in Australia) when he scored his maiden first-class century – a knock of 170 runs for Queensland in a match against New South Wales (the most successful team in the competition’s history).
- This made him the then-youngest century-maker for Queensland in the Sheffield Shield. Although New South Wales went on to win this match by 3 wickets, Matt was named the ‘Player of the Match’. He ended the season as the 5th-highest run scorer overall and the highest for Queensland – 738 runs in 9 matches at a stellar average of 52.71 runs per inning.
- In January 2017, in his 4th test match for Australia, against Pakistan, Matt scored his maiden test match century – a knock of 184 runs. He was 20 years, 9 months, and 7 days old at that time and it was the then-highest score by an Australian player aged under 21 in any senior-level international match.
- Before he turned 21 years old (in March 2017), he had scored 524 test match runs – the most by Australian at this age. He was the first Australian to have touched the milestone of 500 test match runs before turning 21.
- In the 2017-18 season of the Sheffield Shield, Matt was the highest run-scorer (804 runs) overall. His performances were instrumental in helping Queensland win the Sheffield Shield title for the 8th time and Cricket Australia (the governing body for the sport in the country) included Matt in its ‘Team of the Year’.
- In December 2018, representing Toombul District Cricket Club, he produced a knock of 345 runs in 273 balls, including 38 fours and 12 sixes. It was the then-highest score in Queensland Premier Cricket (the top cricket competition in the state of Queensland). As of January 2023, the record was intact.
Featured Image by Matt Renshaw / Instagram