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Matt Henry Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Spouse, Education, Biography

Matt Henry Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 82 kg
Date of Birth December 14, 1991
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Spouse Holly Carran

Matt Henry is a New Zealander professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a frontline pace bowler. He was an integral member of the New Zealand squads that had reached the final of both the 2015 and the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the first and second time, respectively, that New Zealand had achieved the feat. He was also a non-playing member of the squad that had won the final, against India in June 2021, of the 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship, the inaugural edition of the tournament. In his country’s domestic circuit, he has played for Canterbury (2010-11–Present) across all 3 formats. He has also turned out for Chennai Super Kings (2014-2015) and Kings XI Punjab (2017) in the IPL (Indian Premier League). A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Matt has played domestic cricket outside of his home country representing Worcestershire County Cricket Club (2016), Derbyshire County Cricket Club (2017), and Kent County Cricket Club (2018, 2024) in England.

Born Name

Matthew James Henry

Nick Name

Matty, Hennaz

Matt Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2019
Matt Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2019 (Matt Henry / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand

Residence

Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand

Nationality

New Zealander

Education

Matt had attended the St. Joseph’s School in Papanui, Christchurch. He had then joined St. Bede’s College, a state-integrated Roman Catholic day and boarding school in Christchurch. He had completed his sixth form studies at St. Joseph’s College, a co-educational independent school for day and boarding pupils in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, on a one-year scholarship.

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Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Matt Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017
Matt Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017 (Matt Henry / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Jeff Henry
  • Mother – Lyn Henry
  • Siblings – Ken Henry (Brother)
  • Others – Nicole Carran (Sister-in-Law)

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Fast-Medium

Role

Bowler

Jersey Number

  • 21 – Test Match, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Canterbury (New Zealand Domestic Cricket)
  • 24 – Kent County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket)

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

82 kg or 181 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Matt has dated –

  1. Holly Carran (2014-Present) – Matt had started dating a freelance journalist named Holly Carran in 2014. They got engaged in January 2020 and got married in September 2020.
Matt Henry and Holly Carran, as seen in February 2024
Matt Henry and Holly Carran, as seen in February 2024 (Matt Henry / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, side-parted hair
  • Affable smile
  • Clean-shaven look

Brand Endorsements

Matt has been sponsored by –

  • Kookaburra Cricket
  • Adidas AG
  • Oakley, Inc.
Matt Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2018
Matt Henry as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2018 (Matt Henry / Instagram)

Matt Henry Facts

  1. He was not initially a part of New Zealand’s squad at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup but was included after fellow pace bowler Adam Milne got injured just before New Zealand’s semi-final match against South Africa. Matt went on to play both the semi-final and the final matches of the tournament and was his team’s best bowler in the final match against Australia. His figures of 2/46 in 9.1 overs, though, were not enough to prevent Australia from winning the title for a record-extending 5th time.
  2. At the subsequent edition of the tournament, in 2019, he was a key cog in New Zealand’s pace bowling battery that had carried them to a second successive appearance in the tournament’s final. He had bagged 14 wickets in the tournament and was New Zealand’s best bowler in their group stage match against Bangladesh (4/47 in 9.2 overs) and their semi-final match against India (3/37 in 10 overs). For his performance in the semi-final, he was named the ‘Player of the Match’.
  3. In October 2016, in a bilateral away ODI match against India, he was involved in an 84-run partnership for the 9th wicket with James Neesham. As of March 2024, this was still New Zealand’s highest partnership for the 9th wicket in ODI cricket.
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