Right-hand bat and off-spin bowler, Matthew Montgomery was born on 10 May 2000 in Johannesburg, South Africa and signed a contract with Notts until the end of the 2022 season on in July 2021. He had impressed whilst on trial with Notts' Second XI, scoring 147 against Warwickshire in an innings victory at the Edgbaston Foundation Community Sports Ground.
Montgomery has a German passport and is living in the UK on a Limited Leave to Remain Visa. He attended Clifton College in Durban, where he was extremely successful breaking many of school’s batting records. He represented KwaZulu-Natal at all age groups. He also appeared in two domestic T20 matches for KwaZulu-Natal, scoring 30 not out in his only innings v KwaZulu-Natal Inland at Pietermaritzburg in September 2018
He then decided to pursue his cricket in England and had a highly successful 2019 season for Clifton Alliance CC in the Hunters Yorkshire Premier League North whose home venue is Clifton Park,York, where Montgomery subsequently played for Notts against Yorkshire in the Royal London Cup in August 2021, scoring an unbeaten 20 before rain intervened.
Matt Montgomery took up his studies at Loughborough University and switched his allegiance to Kegworth Town in the Leicestershire and Rutland Premier League; in the 2021 season he scored 814 runs @67.83 and took 38 wickets @14.94 in 17 appearances.
Matthew Montgomery made a good impression in Notts' Royal London One-Day Cup campaign, finishing second leading scorer with 200 runs @40.00 at a strike rate of 81.10. His top score of 35 came in his Notts List A debut v Warwickshire.