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Nickname  English
Name  Matthew Boyce
Bowling style  Right Arm Medium

Batting style  Left Handed
Height  5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Role  Cricket Player
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Full name  Matthew Andrew Golding Boyce
Born  13 August 1985 (age 30) (1985-08-13) Cheltenham, England
2006-  Leicestershire (squad no. 11)
Education  Oakham School, Christ Church Grammar School
Similar People  Jigar Naik, Josh Cobb, Ned Eckersley, Devon Malcolm, Mark Cosgrove

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Matthew Andrew Golding Boyce (born 13 August 1985 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) is an English former cricketer. He played for Leicestershire Like his near contemporary, Stuart Broad, he was educated at Oakham School.


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Cricket career

Boyce achieved a unique feat on 23 June 2010 by winning a man of the match award, despite only appearing as a substitute. Will Jefferson had batted for the Leicestershire Foxes in their Friends Provident t20 North Group match against the Warwickshire Bears at Edgbaston, but suffered an Achilles problem resulting in Boyce taking to the field, instead. Neil Carter, Jim Troughton and Tim Ambrose were all run out by Boyce, as he helped the Foxes to win by 32 runs. After the match, Boyce was named man of the match, and he took part in the presentation ceremony with Paul Allott.

Boyce's fielding would play a similarly instrumental role for the Foxes in the final of the following year's Twenty20 competition on 27 August 2011, again at Edgbaston. Boyce had played in the Super Over victory over the Lancashire Lightning in the day's earlier semi-final, although he was not needed to bat. For the evening's final against Somerset, he was replaced in the Foxes' team by Jigar Naik. However, once again Jefferson had batted but was not able to take to the field, again due to an Achilles problem. This meant that Boyce would again appear as a substitute for Jefferson at Edgbaston. Boyce took the catches of James Hildreth, Peter Trego, Jos Buttler and Alfonso Thomas, all off the bowling of man of the match Josh Cobb, thus helping to steer the Foxes to a win by 18 runs and clinch the trophy.

He has acted as captain for Leicestershire.

On 23 July 2015 Boyce announced his retirement from cricket to take up a career in finance.

Career best performances

as of 27 June 2013

Charity work

After the 2012 English cricket season had finished, Boyce set out to walk the length of Great Britain on a route from John o' Groats to Land's End in order to raise money and promote awareness for mental health charity Mind. Although not suffering himself, he was inspired to raise awareness about depression after the suicides of sportsmen Gary Speed and Peter Roebuck. He was also frustrated by people such as Piers Morgan showing a lack of comprehension about depression and how it can impact on people from all walks of life. He started the walk in September and completed it in December. For part of the walk he was joined by fellow cricketers, including Paul Nixon.


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