Full Name

Ian Wayne Callen

Born

May 02, 1955, Alexandra, Victoria

Age

69y 76d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Tall and thin, with a good action and an ability to swing the ball away from right-handers, Ian Callen made a spectacular start to his first-class career with 25 wickets in his first three games in 1976-77. He made his Test debut against India the following summer, grabbing 3 for 83 and 3 for 108 in the winning series decider, and that won him selection for the subsequent tour of the Caribbean. But he struggled, taking 11 wickets at over 50 and he didn't play in any of the Tests - indeed, he was never picked again, his chances being further hindered by a back injury. He was picked to tour Pakistan in 1982-83 on the strength of another solid domestic season (he took 31 wickets at 25.45) but didn't play in the Tests. He was offered a contract by Somerset but had to decline because of his weak back. He did play one summer for Ramsbottom in the Lancashire League.
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Ian Callen Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests1222622*---002110
ODIs53263*6.001346.15000020
FC5368215783412.29--00--190
List A20126691511.50--00--60

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests1244019163/836/19131.833.4773.3000
ODIs5418014853/243/2429.604.9336.0000
FC53-1072754121978/42-27.473.0254.4-71
List A20-1056709314/474/4722.874.0234.0100
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ODI

Recent Matches of Ian Callen

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Victoria vs NSW01/4529-Dec-1984MelbourneList A
Victoria vs West Aust--3/4815-Oct-1983PerthList A
Victoria vs West Aust33/2812-Mar-1983PerthList A
Victoria vs West Aust162/87 & 0/2814-Jan-1983MelbourneFC
Victoria vs Tasmania23/8308-Jan-1983DevonportFC

Debut/Last Matches of Ian Callen

FC Matches

Span
1976/77 - 1985/86

List A Matches

Span
1977 - 1984/85