Full name Owen Thomas Parkin
Born September 24, 1972, Coventry, Warwickshire
Current age 44 years 307 days
Major teams Dorset, Glamorgan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v India A at Swansea, Jul 24-26, 2003 scorecard|
|List A debut||1992|
|Last List A||Worcestershire v Glamorgan at Worcester, Jul 29, 2003 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Warwickshire v Glamorgan at Birmingham, Jun 20, 2003 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Bristol, Jun 24, 2003 scorecard|
Swing bowler Owen Parkin burst onto the county scene in 1996, taking 5-28 on his Sunday League debut against Sussex at Hove. It was a worthy reward for the former Bath University student who had spent much of the previous summer on the sidelines after a serious back injury. Corrective surgery and long hours at Glamorgan's Indoor School resulted in a full return to fitness.
Parkin continued his progress in 1998, and in 1999 Parkin topped the county`s bowling averages. He has subsequently become an integral member of the county`s attack in one day cricket, and his fine bowling in the Benson and Hedges Cup matches in 2000 was one of the factors behind Glamorgan playing in their first Lord`s final since 1977.
Although he was born in Coventry, Parkin`s family hail from Gwent. He was educated in
Bournemouth and played Minor County cricket for Dorset in 1992. The following summer
Parkin joined the Glamorgan staff and in 1994 he made his first-class debut
against Middlesex at Lord's.
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