Nathan McCullum

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Nathan McCullum
Personal information
Full name Nathan Leslie McCullum
Born (1980-09-01) 1 September 1980 (age 35)
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Nickname Madeye
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Bowling All-Rounder
Relations Brendon McCullum (brother)
Stuart McCullum (father)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 156) 8 September 2009 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 12 June 2015 v England
ODI shirt no. 15
T20I debut (cap 26) 19 September 2007 v South Africa
Last T20I 15 February 2013 v England
T20I shirt no. 15
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–2016 Otago (squad no. 8)
2010 Lancashire
2011 Pune Warriors India
2012 Sydney Sixers (squad no. 15)
2013 Glamorgan (squad no. 9)
Career statistics
Competition FC ODI LA T20I
Matches 64 67 175 51
Runs scored 2,288 949 2,651 264
Batting average 25.14 20.63 22.65 13.20
100s/50s 1/14 0/4 0/16 -/-
Top score 106* 65 90 36*
Balls bowled 11,335 2,798 7,891 871
Wickets 136 47 142 48
Bowling average 40.25 47.74 41.73 20.72
5 wickets in innings 3 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/90 3/24 5/39 4/16
Catches/stumpings 70/– 34/– 85/– 18/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 February 2014

Nathan Leslie McCullum (born 1 September 1980) is a New Zealand international cricketer. A right hand lower-order batsman and right arm off break bowler, he is a member of the Otago Volts, competing in the State Championship, State Shield and State Twenty20 competitions and represented New Zealand in Twenty20 Internationals and One Day Internationals.


McCullum is the son of former Otago representative Stuart McCullum and the older brother of current Otago and New Zealand international cricketer Brendon McCullum. He and Brendon attended King's High School.


McCullum made his first class debut for Otago in the 1999–2000 season. His first List A match came in the 2000–01 season and his first Twenty20 domestic match was against Canterbury at Christchurch on 13 January 2006. Later that year, McCullum was selected as part of the 30-man preliminary squad for the Champions Trophy alongside fellow Otago team-mates Warren McSkimming and Bradley Scott but ultimately missed out on the final squad. He made his Twenty20 International debut for New Zealand against South Africa on 19 September 2007 at the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa. His highest score of 10 not out came against Australia on 15 February 2009.

He made his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka on 8 September 2009 at Colombo.

Although never playing test cricket, he has been a valuable asset in the shorter forms of the game, particularly in the ICC Cricket World Cup in the sub-continent in 2011.

In an ODI against Sri Lanka at Hambantota in 2013, Nathan McCullum hit 22 runs from spinner Rangana Herath’s final over of the match when New Zealand required 21 in the last over.

Although he was named in the final squad of 15 in 2015 Cricket World Cup, he was mostly used as a substitute fielder.

McCullum is building a reputation as a travelling Twenty 20 player, having played in Twenty 20 tournaments since 2010 for Lancashire, Pune Warriors India, Sydney Sixers and Glamorgan as well as still turning out for his native side Otago.

In 2015, McCullum announced he will retire from international cricket at the end on the 2015/16 Southern Hemisphere summer season. He was not named in the Sri Lankan ODI series due to his back issues, so his ODI career may be over, but may be named in the T20 side. Brendon McCullum also announced he would only retire from international cricket at the end on the 2015/16 Southern Hemisphere summer season.


Prior to concentrating on his cricketing career, he played as a striker for Caversham AFC, winning the team's golden boot award in 1999 by scoring 19 goals in the FootballSouth Premier League. He scored two goals for the club in the 2003 New Zealand National Soccer League, at that time New Zealand's premier club league competition. He left the club in 2004, playing briefly with Mosgiel before turning his sporting attention completely to cricket.[1]

Personal life[edit]

McCullum is married with 3 boys (born 2010, 2012 and 2014), and has moved up to Auckland to work part time as a construction recruitment agent.[2]

Career best performances[edit]

as of 4 October 2013

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
ODI 65 New Zealand v Pakistan Auckland 2011 3-24 New Zealand v South Africa Mirpur 2011
T20I 36* New Zealand v Sri Lanka Lauderhill 2010 4-16 New Zealand v Pakistan Hamilton 2010
FC 106* Otago Volts v Northern Districts Knights Hamilton 2008 6-90 New Zealand A v India A Chennai 2008
LA 90 Otago Volts v Northern Districts Knights Hamilton 2012 5-39 Otago Volts v Central Districts Stags Palmerston North 2011
T20 76* Otago Volts v Canterbury Wizards Dunedin 2009 4-16 New Zealand v Pakistan Hamilton 2010

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 9 June 2013 8–0–23–2, 1 catch; 32 (42 balls: 3x4)  New Zealand won by 1 wicket.[3]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2010 ICC World Twenty20 1st match (NZL vs SL) in Guyana 2010 3–0–17–1, 3 catches; 16* (6 balls: 1x4, 1x6)  New Zealand won by 2 wickets.[4]
2 2010 ICC World Twenty20 9th match (NZL vs ZIM) in Guyana 2010 4–0–16–3, 1 catch; DNB  New Zealand won by 7 wickets (D/L).[5]
3 New Zealand vs Pakistan in New Zealand 2010/11 1 (3 balls); 4–0–16–4, 2 catches  New Zealand won by 39 runs.[6]


  1. ^ Meikle, H. (5 August 2010) "Late bloomer has no regret over switching pitches." Otago Daily Times, p.19
  3. ^ "ICC Champions Trophy, 2013 – New Zealand v Sri Lanka Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "ICC World Twenty20, 2010 – New Zealand v Sri Lanka Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "ICC World Twenty20, 2010 – New Zealand v Zimbabwe Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series, 2010/11 – New Zealand v Pakistan Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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