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Matthew Boyce

Squad Number - 11

Player Sponsor - Churchgate Auctions

Born - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, August 13, 1985

Joined - Leicestershire 2005

Role - Left Handed Batsman

Teams Represented - Leicestershire

Honours - Daily Mail Cup winner while at Twickenham playing rugby for Oakham School, FL t20 title with Leicestershire

Highlight of Career - First-class debut and one-day debut. Scoring a double century and playing for England Development Squad against Bangladesh in 2004

Players Admired - Justin Langer, Graham Thorpe, Mark Ramprakash, Paul Nixon

Relaxations - Relaxing in general!

Batsman Matthew Boyce is Leicestershire’s longest serving player and is the leading run-scorer on the staff. Boyce started his career as an opener but now bats in Leicestershire’s middle order. He received his county cap in 2013.

The 29-year-old is homing in on 7,000 runs in all competitions for Leicestershire. He moved past the 5,000-run mark during the LV=CC game against Essex at Chelmsford in 2012.

Boyce is a patient batsman with a solid technique and has also developed into a fine one-day player. His T20 career took off after posting a splendid 63* from 38 balls at Lancashire two summers ago, and he was a trusted member of the T20 winning squad of 2011.

Although he was rarely called on to bat, he hit the winning runs in the one opportunity received against Kent and saved plenty of runs with some razor-sharp fielding. The Cheltenham-born player was not in the team that won the final but made a telling contribution as a substitute fielder, taking four catches off Josh Cobb’s bowling after replacing the injured Will Jefferson.

Boyce was handed his first team debut in 2006 and the 2008 season was his first full year at the Club after completing his undergraduate degree in Management and Economics at Nottingham University.

He started in style; Boyce made back-to-back half centuries in the first game against Middlesex and registered his maiden first-class hundred at Edgbaston in the next match. He went onto become the third highest run-scorer in the Championship.

Boyce also gives a lot of his time to charity. He took part in the Big Bike Ride for the Tom Maynard Trust and the Professional Cricketers’ Association Benevolent Fund at the end of the 2013 season. The previous winter, Boyce completed an epic journey as he walked from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise money and awareness for mental health charity MIND and the PCA Benevolent Fund.

Boyce's career record at Leicestershire:

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