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Matthew Elliott

A top-order left-handed batsman, Elliott is one of the most prolific batsmen in Australian domestic cricket.

Scoring an all-time record of 1,381 Pura Cup runs in the 2003/4 season, Elliott was awarded one of Australia's contracts for 2004 but still remains on the fringes of the national team.

He has played 21 Tests with a top score of 199, which he made against England on the 1997 Ashes tour, and a liking for English conditions has persuaded Elliott to play several seasons of county cricket, mainly with Glamorgan.

He did play half a season at Yorkshire, in the process guiding the county to victory in the final of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy in the summer of 2002 with a sublime innings of 128 not out against Somerset.

However, Elliott returned to Glamorgan in 2004 and helped them clinch the totesport League title.

Signed a new deal keeping him at Cardiff for the 2005 season but suffered an injury setback midway through the season when he damaged the cartilage in his right knee prior to a County Championship match against Nottinghamshire.

Needed an operation to cure the problem and was ruled out for the rest of the season, although before returning home to Melbourne he signed a new deal to return to Glamorgan in 2006.

He was then re-signed for the 2007 season after fans raised the money to employ an overseas player.

Elliott retired at the end of the 2007-8 Australian season.