|Matthew Mott Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||October 3, 1973|
Matthew Mott is an Australian cricket coach and former first-class cricketer who had represented his home state of Queensland (1994–95-1997–98) and Victoria (1998–99-2003-04) in the longer formats of the sport (66 First-Class matches and 24 List A matches) in the Australian domestic circuit, as a top-order batter. After he retired from the sport in 2004, he took to cricket coaching. His major assignments as a head coach include New South Wales (2007–2010) in the Australian domestic circuit; Glamorgan County Cricket Club (2011–2013) in the English domestic circuit; the senior national Australian women’s team (2015–2022) in all 3 formats (Tests, ODIs, T20Is); and the senior national English men’s team (2022–Present) in the shorter formats (ODIs and T20Is). He is best known for his stint with the senior national Australian women’s team whose status he further cemented as the most dominant white-ball (ODIs and T20Is) national team around, men’s or women’s. He had led the team to title triumphs at the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20, the 2020 ICC Women’s World T20, and the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. During his tenure, the Australian women’s team had conjured a world record 26-match winning streak in ODIs and had also won 4 Ashes series (a biennial multi-format series contested by England and Australia) in succession (2015, 2017–18, 2019, 2021–22).
Matthew Peter Mott
Charleville, Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Matthew had attended the Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, an independent co-educational public school in Currumbin, a suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland.
After his high school graduation, he joined Griffith University in 1991, a public research university in the state of Queensland.
Cricket Coach, First-Class Cricketer (Retired)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Matthew has dated –
- Taryn Ball (2007-Present) – Matthew had married his long-term girlfriend Taryn Ball in March 2007 at an outdoor ceremony held at the Salt Resort in the state of New South Wales. They have 2 children together – a son named Jai and a daughter named Milla.
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a rugged beard
Matthew Mott Facts
- Matthew’s first-class debut came in 1994–95 for his home state of Queensland. In 1995, he was included in the Australian Cricket Academy, a finishing school for leading young cricketers in Australia.
- He never really sealed a permanent place in the playing XI of Queensland’s first-class team but had scored a vital knock of 86 runs in Queensland’s win in the final of the 1996–97 season of the Sheffield Shield (the premier domestic first-class cricket competition in Australia). This was only the 2nd time in history that Queensland had won this title.
- He had made a switch to Victoria for the 1998–99 domestic season where he soon cemented a place in the team’s top order. In his first season with the team, he had scored hundreds against both New South Wales and Western Australia. The following season, he had scored 841 first-class runs and helped Victoria reach the final of the Sheffield Shield for the first time in 9 years.
- His coaching career started in 2005 when he was appointed as an assistant coach with New South Wales. The following year, he served as an assistant coach for Australia at the 2006 ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Australia had finished 3rd overall in the competition.
- In 2007, he was appointed the head coach of New South Wales. The following year, he had joined the IPL (Indian Premier League) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders as an assistant coach. This was soon after he had won the 2007–08 season of the Sheffield Shield with New South Wales.
- In 2008, he had turned down the head coach role with New Zealand’s senior men’s national team so that he could continue with New South Wales. The following year, he led New South Wales to the Big Bash (Australia’s premier domestic inter-state T20 competition which was replaced after the 2010–11 season by the Big Bash League which is contested between 8 city-based professional franchises) title.
- In 2009, his involvement with the Kolkata Knight Riders ended but the disappointment was made up for when he led New South Wales to the inaugural title of the Champions League Twenty20 (a now-defunct international T20 franchise tournament).
- In 2010, for the ICC World T20, he was included in Australia’s staff as a batting/assistant coach. Australia ended the tournament as losing finalists.
- In 2011, he joined the English domestic team Glamorgan County Cricket Club as head coach. His three-season stint with the team included a run to the final of the Yorkshire Bank Pro40 (the premier domestic one-day cricket competition in England at that time) in 2013, where they lost to Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.
- In 2012, he was on a 3-man shortlist to become the head coach of New Zealand’s senior men’s national team but eventually chose to pass over the role, again, this time to stick with Glamorgan County Cricket Club with whom he stayed until the end of the 2013 English domestic cricket season.
- In 2014, he joined Ireland’s senior men’s national team as a batting coach ahead of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. It was a 3-week assignment that was later extended to last until the end of Ireland’s upcoming tour of the Indian subcontinent.
- By the time he was appointed the head coach of the senior national Australian women’s team in 2015, he had also spent 3 seasons as an assistant coach with the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League.
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