Full Name

Callum Francis Parkinson


October 24, 1996, Bolton, Lancashire


24y 279d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role



Bolton School


(twin brother)


Although less heralded than his twin brother Matt, Callum Parkinson has quietly forged an encouraging start to his career, particularly in the shortest format. A tidy slow left-arm bowler who can also hold a bat, Parkinson quickly became a mainstay of Leicestershire's T20 side after joining in 2016, combining thrift with wicket-taking ability and the confidence to bowl with a new ball during the Powerplay.

Leicestershire signed Parkinson from Derbyshire on a two-year contract after impressed against them in his debut Championship season - he took 11 of his 14 wickets against the Foxes. The decision looked a good one as he showed up well in five Championship matches - including taking eight wickets in an innings against Worcestershire - and handled the pressure of a full T20 Blast campaign. Although his red-ball opportunities were limited, he became arguably the club's most consistent bowler in T20, helping them to reach the Blast quarter-finals in 2017 and 2020.

The Parkinson twins played their club cricket at Urmston in the Cheshire League and became the first twins to represent Staffordshire in 2015. They also spent time at the Lancashire academy before Callum decided to follow his career elsewhere.
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Career Averages

List A131255258941/341/34147.256.40138.00000
Batting & Fielding
List A1311322252*27.7525487.400121020

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Callum Parkinson roars in celebration
Callum Parkinson celebrates a wicket
John Simpson celebrates reaching 50 en route to 95 not out
Callum Parkinson wheels away
Ben Mike and Callum Parkinson celebrate as Leicestershire sneak over the line
Callum Parkinson took three wickets to hurt Durham's chase