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Matthew Banes Wikipedia
Matthew John Banes (born 10 December 1979) is a former English professional cricketer. Banes played first-class cricket for Durham University and Kent County Cricket Club between 1999 and 2003. He batted right-handed and bowled right-arm off-breaks.
Banes was born in Pembury in Kent and attended Tonbridge School where he set school records for the total number of runs and centuries scored, surpassing the records of Colin Cowdrey. We went up to Durham University studying Ancient History at Collingwood College.
Having made his Kent Second XI debut in 1998, Banes made his senior debut for the county in July 1999 against the touring New Zealanders at Canterbury. He made his County Championship debut the following week against Nottinghamshire. He captained Durham University in its first year of first-class cricket in 2001 and played in six first-class matches for the university in 2001 and 2002 as well as appearing in two first-class matches for the British Universities cricket team.
Banes made his List A cricket debut in September 2001 in the early rounds of the 2002 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy for Kent Cricket Board. He was released by Kent at the end of the 2002 season, although after a successful Sydney Grade Cricket season in 2002/03 playing for Randwick Petersham Cricket Club he earned a recall to the Kent team for the 2003 season.
After making his only Kent one-day appearance in the 2003 ECB National League and playing for Kent Cricket Board in the 2003 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy, Banes played his final match for the county against the touring South Africans in August 2003 at Canterbury. He left Kent at the end of the 2003 season and became a school teacher, teaching at schools such as Wargrave House and Eastbourne College where he was master-in-charge of cricket for a time.