Ian Callen

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Ian Callen
Personal information
Full name Ian Wayne Callen
Born (1955-05-02)2 May 1955
Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1977–1984 Victoria
1977 Northumberland
1985–1986 Boland
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC
Matches 1 5 53
Runs scored 26 6 578
Batting average - 6.00 12.29
100s/50s -/- -/- -/-
Top score 22* 3* 34
Balls bowled 440 180 10,727
Wickets 6 5 197
Bowling average 31.83 29.60 27.47
5 wickets in innings - - 7
10 wickets in match - n/a 1
Best bowling 3/83 3/24 8/42
Catches/stumpings 1/- 2/- 19/-
Source: Cricinfo, 12 December 2005

Ian Wayne Callen (born 2 May 1955, in Alexandra, Victoria) is a former Australian cricketer who played in one Test and 5 ODIs from 1978 to 1982.

His only test came against India in Adelaide in 1978 in which he took 6 wickets, helping bowl Australia to a series-winning victory. He also toured both the West Indies and Pakistan with the Australian side.

He runs his own company in the Yarra Valley manufacturing cricket bats.[1] Using wood from his willow plantation near Healesville he makes each bat by hand.[2]


Callen made his first class debut in 1976-77.

He toured the West Indies in 1977-78. He played in the first ODI taking 1-42.[3] He had better luck in the second ODI, taking 3-24.[4]

He toured Pakistan in 1982. He played in three ODIs, taking 1-32[5], 0-50[6] and not bowling in the third.[7]

Post Playing Career[edit]

Callen established Ian Callen Sports in 1981. He sold it in 1985 to concentrate on making a range of three bats, the MX, the K-IX and the Aussie Boomah. [8] He used willow imported from England. Eventually he decided to plant his own willow in Victoria.[9]

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