Date of birth – 26 May 1996 Lincoln
Nottinghamshire First Class Debut – 14 June 2015 v Somerset (Taunton)
Matthew Carter had to be patient in the years that followed his first-class debut, but has blossomed into one of the country's most accomplished white-ball spinners.
He burst onto the limited-overs scene in 2018, debuting on Family Fun Day against Warwickshire with figures of 4-40, in front of a then-record domestic crowd at Trent Bridge.
Despite the Outlaws’ indifferent form in white ball cricket last year, he went on to take 13 wickets at just 15.71 in the Royal London One-Day Cup, whilst also making his T20 debut in the same summer.
A measure of the respect he has within the game came when he was selected to tour India with the England Lions in the winter of 2018, another stepping stone towards what many believe will be a long and successful career.
And the tall right-armer's reputation was further burnished by a strong 2019 Vitality Blast campaign, taking 14 wickets at 19.78 with a miserly economy rate of 6.59.
It was a season which drew admiring eyes around the country, leading Trent Rockets' Stephen Fleming to snap up the off-spinner for The Hundred in 2020.
Carter has also enjoyed success with the red ball in hand, taking seven of the final eight Somerset first innings wickets on debut in 2015 to finish with figures of 16-2-56-7.
These were the best figures by a spin bowler on his first appearance since Leicestershire’s Jack Walsh took seven for 46 against Northants in 1938.
Second time around, it wasn’t quite as easy for the former Lincolnshire Minor Counties player as Somerset chased down an improbable victory target of 401 but his analysis of 33.4-4-139-3 nevertheless meant a 10-wicket haul on debut.