At last, he has found his form. Against Middlesex, he hit a List A best of 53; against Yorkshire, he improved on it, hitting his first List A century of 107 against Yorkshire; then, the following game, he hit a match-winning 132 against Leicestershire to once again record a personal best. Those last two innings came this week, which also happened to be the last week of Unicorns cricket, because the Unicorns, along with the Dutch and Scottish, are being removed from the YB40 competition ahead of next season.
Matt Lineker has used the Unicorns' last two games to prove precisely why they were created in the first place.
But they are to be no more.
Matt Lineker, though, has proved both the founding principles of the Unicorns and his own ability. On the back of those two innings he will likely be picked up by a county for next season, or even the end of this one. He will likely go to one of the low-budget counties, maybe a Leicestershire, who pay close attention to the Unicorns scores because contained in them will be players they can afford. And good luck to him, a fighting cricketer who never gave up.