Matt joined the Club at the end of 2021 after consistently impressing for Derbyshire in all formats. In red-ball cricket, the 25-year-old averages 32.21 and has taken 114 wickets, whilst his emergence in white-ball cricket saw him represent Welsh Fire in the inaugural Hundred competition.

With Ryan ten Doeschate retiring after 19 seasons at Chelmsford, Critchley will be hoping to fill the all-rounder hole left across all formats.

Date of Birth: 13/08/96
Squad No: 20
Debut N/A
Role in Team: All-Rounder
Batting: Right-Hand
Bowling: Leg-Spin
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