An appearance on the live tour of Question of Sport for Hoggard was just what the doctor ordered. Even with Matthew fresh out of shoulder surgery, he still managed to be his charismatic self on the show alongside guests including Denise Lewis and Robbie Savage.

Matthew captained the Foxes to an unlikely championship victory on finals day at Edgbaston. The former England bowler was sensational in a day of fascinating cricket. Leicestershire won the title for the third time in their history and used the blend of youth and experience to end the day triumphantly in Birmingham.

Matthew has continued to support Leicestershire youngster James Taylor and be impressed by his contribution to the Foxes and to England. Taylor's rise has been significant and relatively quick. He has now captained the England Lions and looks set for a test call-up to the England squad.