Matt Critchley wants to win trophies with Derbyshire CCC - and represent England

Matt Critchley is thinking big.

Matt Critchley. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Matt Critchley. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old all rounder, Derbyshire's 2020 Player of the Year, has revealed his ambitions to win trophies and represent England.

"My ambition is to play for England in all formats; I’d like to do it as soon as possible but if it never happens then fair enough," he told derbyshireccc.com.

"My numbers haven’t always reflected what I’ve been doing but this year averaging 25 with the ball and 40 with the bat means my numbers are now more compelling.

"After my first two years I was averaging over 100 with the ball when I wasn’t really ready to play first-class cricket as a bowler.

"That’s thankfully coming down now.

"When you’re young, your numbers can look bad and it’s important not to totally focus on them; winning games should always be at the forefront of your game."

Critchley also explained why he believes Derbyshire can look forward to a bright future.

He added: "I don’t see any reason why we can’t win something. Me and Harvey (Hosein) are young and have played lots of games.

"Wayne (Madsen) and Billy have scored thousands of runs, Luis (Reece) and Alex (Hughes) and others like Leus (du Plooy) are really talented and produce the goods so we do have a chance in the future.

"I see no reason why we can’t keep improving. We now have players in our side who would get in other county sides – which is only a good thing in a small talented squad."