Callum Ferguson

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Callum Ferguson
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Personal information
Full name Callum James Ferguson
Born (1984-11-21) 21 November 1984 (age 29)
North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nickname Fergie
Height 180cm[1]
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003– South Australia (squad no. 12)
2011–2012 Pune Warriors India
2011–2014 Adelaide Strikers
2014– present Melbourne Renegades
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC List A
Matches 30 3 55 89
Runs scored 663 16 3,346 2,307
Batting average 41.43 5.33 35.97 34.95
100s/50s 0/5 0/0 6/20 2/18
Top score 71* 8 132 101*
Balls bowled 42
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 0/3
Catches/stumpings 7/– 1/– 25/– 19/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 July 2011

Callum James Ferguson (born 21 November 1984) is an Australian cricketer who currently plays Australian Domestic cricket for South Australia.

He represented Australia at Under 19 level and debuted for the Australia one-day side in 2009. He made his first half century for Australia on 13 February 2009.

Early life[edit]

Ferguson attended Blackfriars Priory School in Prospect, South Australia before moving to Marryatville High School in Year 9, where he completed his schooling. Ferguson started his cricket with the Prospect District Cricket Club before moving to the West Torrens Cricket Club in the 2005/06 season. He has since become captain of West Torrens DCC and had the Ferguson-George Cricket Academy for promising young players in the West Torrens zone named after him and Southern Redbacks team-mate and fellow Australian Cricket Representative Peter George. In 2003 he was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Cricket Academy.[2]

Cricketing career[edit]

First-class cricket[edit]

Ferguson made his first-class debut on 16 October 2004 against Victoria at his home ground, Adelaide Oval.

He had a very strong debut season, top scoring for South Australia with 733 runs at 38.57.[3]

Ferguson scored his maiden first-class century with an innings of 103 against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 4 December 2004.

His ton came in the second innings after a disastrous yet memorable first innings for South Australia in which they were dismantled for a record low total of 29, mainly due to a devastating spell of 7/4 from Australian representative Nathan Bracken.[4]

Ferguson's second season also saw him produce solid results, as he scored 503 runs at an average of 36. After a weak 2006-07 season, Ferguson was dropped, however has recently regained his place in the South Australian line up.

On 16 November 2008, Ferguson recorded his first one day domestic century playing the Western Warriors before being eventually run out on 102.

One Day Internationals[edit]

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against New Zealand in February 2009 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and was not out for 6 runs off 6 balls.

Ferguson then made 28 runs off 23 balls against New Zealand in his second ODI on Sunday 8 February 2009. In his third ODI on 10 February 2009 he made 13 not out off 11 balls. This was his first international match at his home ground of the Adelaide Oval.

In his fourth match he made a half century off 35 balls in a rain-shortened match,participating in a great partnership with Brad Haddin of over 90 runs.

On 4 September 2009, Ferguson made his current ODI top score of 71 not out (off 75 balls) against England at The Oval (Kennington Oval / The Brit Insurance Oval), London.

Off season[edit]

He also played club cricket in the North West of England in the 2008 season for Netherfield CC.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Callum Ferguson". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "ACB and AIS announce 2003 Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy scholars". Cricinfo. 2 May 2003. 
  3. ^ 2004-05 Australian First-class Averages - South Australia Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 November 2007
  4. ^ New South Wales v South Australia Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 November 2010