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Yorkshire first team debut for Year 13 pupil

Year 13 pupil, Matthew Revis (W), played for Yorkshire first team in their County Championship fixture against Kent just two weeks into the start of this new academic year.

Off the back of Matthew’s success with the bat against Sussex in a second team match, scoring 177, the week before, he was announced in the first team squad by Yorkshire Coach, Andrew Gale.
In a match of few highlights for Yorkshire, Revis took the catch off Patel’s bowling that got rid of Kent batsman Darren Stevens, who had scored a career best of 237. Revis showed great patience with the bat, frustrating Kent bowlers as Yorkshire were looking to chip away at the imposing total Kent had set them. It was ultimately too much for Yorkshire and Kent ran out winners by 433 runs.

The result may not have gone Yorkshire’s way, but it was still a match to remember for Matthew. “My personal highlight of it all was representing the county that I grew up in and had been aspired to play in ever since I started playing cricket. Not only that but making my debut at Headingley made it that much more special. Said Matthew.
“The experience has definitely made me more motivated. Although it was very difficult and a huge challenge, I want to relive it all again.” Matthew said.

Revis, named Sedbergh Cricket captain for the upcoming season, is a product of the Yorkshire academy. Part of the Yorkshire Under-17 Championship winning side last season which also saw him play for England Young Lions against Bangladesh in July. Revis was also selected for the MCC side that took on an ESCA XI at Lord’s at the start of September. Revis had an impressive showing taking 3 wickets.

A key member of the 2018-2019 Sedbergh Cricket team, Revis finished the season as top run scorer. Scoring 642 runs with an average of 58. This brilliant form with the bat helped Sedbergh through to the Under-18 National T20 final, where they unfortunately fell just short, losing by 12 runs to a talented Malvern College side.  The same competition the Sedbergh Under-15’s managed to go one better in, beating Whitgift School in the final by 10 runs.

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