Full name Callum David Thorp
Born January 11, 1975, Mount Lawley, Perth
Current age 41 years 171 days
Major teams Durham, Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 6 ft 3 in
Education Servite College
|Last First-class||Middlesex v Durham at Lord's, Aug 2-4, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||2002/03|
|Last List A||Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 22, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Durham v Leicestershire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 1, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Durham v Leicestershire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 11, 2006 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|18*, 0/15, 23, 0/15||Durham||v Middlesex||Lord's||2 Aug 2013||FC|
|46*, 0/15||Durham 2nd||v Warwcks 2nd||Durham||16 Jul 2013||Other OD|
|0, 2/11, 11*, 1/10||Durham||v Derbyshire||Chester-le-Street||8 Jul 2013||FC|
|0/23||Durham||v Hampshire||Chester-le-Street||22 Jun 2013||LA|
|4, 1/29, 1/10||Durham||v Middlesex||Chester-le-Street||22 May 2013||FC|
|3/29, 2, 1/13||Durham||v Surrey||The Oval||10 May 2013||FC|
|1/28||Durham||v Essex||Chester-le-Street||5 May 2013||LA|
|21, 0/33, 1/38||Durham||v Yorkshire||Chester-le-Street||24 Apr 2013||FC|
|1/61, 27, 2/43, 12||Durham||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||17 Apr 2013||FC|
|23, 0/5, 6, 2/29||Durham||v Somerset||Chester-le-Street||10 Apr 2013||FC|
Callum Thorp is a right-arm seamer who was born in Perth but established his professional career in England. After two fruitful seasons with Western Australia, he signed with Durham in 2004, but not as an overseas player - both his parents are British.
Thorp played age-group cricket for his state, being picked for a Western Australia side against an England XI on their 2002-03 tour there and taking 4 for 58 before spending time at the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy in 2003, honing his skills as a fast-medium bowler.
He has provided valuable options for Durham when they've needed to cover for the absence of Steve Harmison and later Liam Plunkett with England, but has also emerged as a quality performer in his own right. He produced the bowling performance of his career to help Durham clinch their first ever County Championship title in 2008, taking 7 for 88 to seal a thumping innings-and-71-run victory over Kent at Canterbury.
Thorp enjoyed another solid season in 2009. He was largely sidelined the following year but established himself as consistent member of the Durham attack in 2011 aand 2012, taking more than forty wickets in each season.
ESPNcricinfo staff - April 2013
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane