Neil McCallum (cricketer)

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Neil McCallum
Personal information
Full nameNeil Francis Ian McCallum
Born (1977-11-22) 22 November 1977 (age 41)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 18)27 June 2006 v Pakistan
Last ODI10 July 2010 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 5)12 September 2007 v Pakistan
Last T20I11 February 2010 v Ireland
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 43 11 14 90
Runs scored 1002 76 714 1,890
Batting average 27.83 10.85 44.62 24.54
100s/50s 2/4 –/– 3/1 4/9
Top score 121* 38 181 121*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 13/– –/– 14/– 32/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 August 2011

Neil Francis Ian McCallum (born 22 November 1977)[1] is a Scottish cricketer.

He is a right-handed batsman. He made his debut for Scotland on 4 July 2000 against an England Amateur team.[citation needed] McCullum has since represented Scotland in One Day Internationals, his first match at this level coming against Pakistan in June 2006.[1] On 29 January 2007, he scored an unbeaten 102 as Scotland defeated Ireland in Nairobi. He became the second Scottish cricketer to score an ODI century after Ryan Watson.He along with Ryan Watson set the record for the highest ever partnership for any wicket in ODI history as debutants(118 for the 5th wicket).This is also the only stand in ODI history that 2 new debutants had a 100+ runs stand for any wicket in ODI cricket[2][3] He was also nominated for Scotland's batsman of the year awards in 2006/2007. He also plays cricket for Grange Cricket Club (Based in Edinburgh), appearing regularly for their first XIs, as a top order batsman. He currently works as a PE teacher at George Watson's College in Edinburgh, which he also attended as a pupil. His nickname is Macca.[citation needed]

He holds the joint record with Kapil Dev for facing the most number of balls when batting at number six position in an ODI innings(138)[4]


  1. ^ a b "Neil McCallum". ESPN cricinfo.
  2. ^ "Records | One-Day Internationals | Partnership records | Highest partnership by debutants | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  3. ^ "Only ODI: Scotland v Pakistan at Edinburgh, Jun 27, 2006 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  4. ^ "Batting records | One-Day Internationals | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-08-15.