Higginbottom impresses for club and county

Matt Higginbottom in action for Chesterfield. Photo: Mike Taylor.
Matt Higginbottom in action for Chesterfield. Photo: Mike Taylor.

Matt Higginbottom, from Hayfield, is pictured bowling for Chesterfield Cricket Club at Queen’s Park on Saturday, with the scoreboard showing visitors Dunstall down and almost out in a Derbyshire Premier League game chasing 192 to win.

The 22-year-old’s superb spell with the new ball brought him figures of 4-43, with veteran seam bowler Michael Deane taking 5-42 as the pair destroyed Dunstall, who were eventually all out for 95.

Earlier in the week, Higginbottom took a five-wicket haul for Derbyshire against Yorkshire in a 2nd XI match.

Former New Mills School pupil Higginbottom began playing cricket as a junior for his local club Hayfield in the Derbyshire & Cheshire League, before rising through the Derbyshire ranks.

Photo: Mike Taylor.