Matthew Gitsham

Matthew Gitsham
Matthew Gitsham
Personal information
Full name Matthew Thomas Gitsham
Born 1 February 1982 (1982-02-01) (age 29)
Truro, Cornwall, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm leg break
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008 Gloucestershire
2006–2009 Buckinghamshire
2001 Somerset Cricket Board
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 4 2
Runs scored 58 15
Batting average 14.50 15.00
100s/50s –/– –/–
Top score 35* 15
Balls bowled 573
Wickets 3
Bowling average 90.33
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/12
Catches/stumpings 1/– –/–
Source: CricketArchive, 27 July 2008

Matthew Thomas Gitsham (born February 1, 1982) is an English cricketer. Primarily a leg break bowler, he has played for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club having previously represented Somerset Cricket Board in 2001 and Buckinghamshire in Minor counties cricket in 2006.

After playing for the Somerset Cricket Board in the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy in 2001 and 2002,[1] Gitsham had to wait six years for a first-class debut with Gloucestershire. He played in an early season friendly match against Loughborough UCCE bowling seven wicketless overs in the first innings and scoring an unbeaten 192 in Gloucestershire's second innings to help his side secure a two-wicket win.[2]

He went on to play three matches in the LV County Championship Division Two later in the season, dismissing Glamorgan's Simon Jones for his first wicket.[3] He was released by Gloucestershire at the end of the 2009 season along with Grant Hodnett.[4]

He has also played for overseas teams Wanneroo DC, in Perth, and Sturt Hill, Adelaide, in Australia.[5]


  1. ^ List A Matches Played By Matthew Gitsham, CricketArchive, July 27, 2008
  2. ^ Gloucestershire v Loughborough University Centre Of Cricketing Excellence in 2008, CricketArchive, July 27, 2008
  3. ^ Worcestershire v Gloucestershire in 2008, CricketArchive, July 27, 2008
  4. ^ "My dream has been shattered - Hodnett". This is Gloucestershire. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Chris Marshall (ed.). "The Cricketers' Who's Who 2008", Green Umbrella Publishing, 2008, p 235

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