Sarah Louise Matthews
Date of Birth: 15/07/2002
Debut for club: 26/08/2019 v Shillingstone away
Indoor debut: 29/09/2019 v Chapel Gate at Eastleigh
Batting style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling style: Right Arm Bowler
Kit Number: 54
Overseas with HP: Nantes, 2019
Representative Honours: Dorset all age groups and Seniors
Hampshire Cricket League Winner 2020
A genuine all-rounder with the ability to swing the ball, Sarah joined us from Chapel Gate at the end of the 2019 season. After one game at Shillingstone her next HP experience was the trip to France in early October, a baptism of fire some might say!
A game of spoof in the hotel decided the batting order for the first game and Sarah was the first out and therefore was to fill the number 11 slot. This proved a blessing in disguise the next day when we found ourselves at a slightly precarious 120-9 before Sarah and number 10 Mel Story (also not too great at spoof it appears) joined forces to add 55 and lift us to an eventual winning total.
She enjoyed a successful indoor season in 2019/20, playing for the B Team at Eastleigh and taking twelve wickets in the season as well as scoring 127 runs. The 2020 summer was a frustrating time for Sarah due to the truncated programme and match restrictions, but she was a member of the HP Pirates team that lifted the 2020 Hampshire League title - and returned figures of 4-5 in the match against Cove.
After this promising start to her HP career Sarah will be looking to kick on in the 2021 season, when she is also due to represent Dorset once again.