Matt was born in Kingston in 1998, but has spent the majority of his life so far living in Wiltshire, near Salisbury.
Having been brought up as a Somerset fan by a cricket-mad father, he first attended a Somerset game at the Rose Bowl in 2010, when the Cidermen successfully defended just 104 in a Twenty20 against Hampshire.
Matt also attended Finals Day that year, in which Somerset lost a thrilling final to the same opposition, thanks to a scrambled Hampshire leg-bye off the final ball, giving them the victory by the virtue of losing fewer wickets.
Writing about cricket has always been a passion of his; he was a runner-up in the ECB’s ‘Junior Journo’ competition in 2012, and won a competition run by the Somerset County Gazette in 2014 to write a report on a T20 that summer.
The prize included an interview with wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter, which was a fantastic experience for Matt.
Matt started writing for The Incider in October 2014, after covering the county’s capture of Jim Allenby for the site, LastWordOnSports, and will continue to contribute throughout the 2015 season.
Despite living over 90 minutes’ drive from the County Ground, Matt still tries to attend as many games as possible each season, having previously travelled to grounds such as Lord’s, The Oval, Uxbridge and The Rose Bowl, to name but a few, in order to watch Somerset.