Full name Calum Scott MacLeod
Born November 15, 1988, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Current age 31 years 314 days
Major teams Scotland, Durham, Durham 2nd XI, Scotland Under-19s, Sussex, Toronto Nationals, Warwickshire, Warwickshire 2nd XI
Nickname Cloudy, Highlander, Scot
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast, Right-arm offbreak
|ODI debut||Scotland v England at Edinburgh, Aug 18, 2008 scorecard|
|Last ODI||United Arab Emirates v Scotland at ICCA Dubai, Dec 15, 2019 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand v Scotland at The Oval, Jun 6, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Oman v Scotland at ICCA Dubai, Oct 31, 2019 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Scotland v United Arab Emirates at Ayr, Jun 27-30, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Ireland v Scotland at Dubai (DSC), Nov 29-Dec 1, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Scotland at Chester-le-Street, May 25, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||United Arab Emirates v Scotland at ICCA Dubai, Dec 15, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||New Zealand v Scotland at The Oval, Jun 6, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford, Sep 20, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|40||Sussex||v Essex||Chelmsford||20 Sep 2020||T20|
|2||Sussex||v Middlesex||Hove||18 Sep 2020||T20|
|22||Sussex||v Surrey||The Oval||16 Sep 2020||T20|
|9||Sussex||v Essex||Hove||14 Sep 2020||T20|
|19||Sussex||v Kent||Canterbury||12 Sep 2020||T20|
|1||Sussex||v Hampshire||Southampton||10 Sep 2020||T20|
|17, 0/24||Scotland||v U.A.E.||ICCA Dubai||15 Dec 2019||ODI # 4220|
|62||Scotland||v U.S.A.||ICCA Dubai||14 Dec 2019||ODI # 4219|
|0/21, 86||Scotland||v U.S.A.||Sharjah||9 Dec 2019||ODI # 4217|
|1/17, 15||Scotland||v Oman||ICCA Dubai||31 Oct 2019||T20I # 991|
Calum MacLeod won a place in Scottish sport folklore when he struck the century that helped Scotland beat England in a one-day international in Edinburgh in 2018. His 140 not out against a side ranked No 1 in the world in ODIs left England shaken and was regarded in Scotland - and for that matter in many places beyond - as suitable punishment for the ECB which had successfully lobbied for a 10-team World Cup on home soil in 2019 from which Scotland were excluded.
His father (Cricket Scotland's photographer Donald MacLeod) did not even think it was his best Scotland innings, pointing instead to an unbeaten 157 against Afghanistan earlier in the year in a World Cup qualifier in Bulawayo, when he expertly dealt with the talented leg spinner Rashid Khan, liberally employing a sweep shot that he put down to his time spent playing hockey.
Two centuries in succession for MacLeod in January 2014 - a 62-ball 113 against the UAE and 175 against Canada - played a major part in Scotland's qualification for the 2015 World Cup. In many ways MacLeod was a surprising poster boy for Scottish cricket. He has roots in the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, from where his grandfather moved to Glasgow. When he acted as a substitute fielder for England in an Ashes Test in 2009 he became the first Gaelic speaker to appear in a Test - he was once banned from speaking Gaelic on the field because an umpire deemed it unfair to the other players.
MacLeod's hopes of forging a county career as a fast bowler fell apart in 2009 when his action was reported by the umpires after an Intercontinental Cup match. Remedial work followed, including sessions with the former South Africa quick Allan Donald, then bowling coach at Warwickshire, but he was released by the county in 2010.
Nevertheless, hours spent watching the preparations of Warwickshire's England duo, Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott, proved to be of benefit. Cricket Scotland had introduced player contracts at the end of 2008, and gradually MacLeod, who had briefly wondered about taking up hockey, surprised everyone by forcing his way into the side as a batsman.
Paul Collingwood, who was added to Scotland's coaching ranks as they qualified for the World Cup, was so impressed that Durham gave him a contract on Collingwood's advice. That was initially just as a T20 player, but MacLeod was swiftly given a permanent contract and ended his first season back in county cricket by winning the Royal London One-Day Cup. Financial cutbacks led to the wothdrawal of his contract in 2016.
It was Derbyshire who called up his T20 services in 2018 following his banishing of the English - he had also been playing in the Kent League - and they benefited from a 58-ball hundred against Northants.