Name - Callum Parkinson
Squad Number - 10
Born - Bolton, Lancashire, October 24, 1996
Joined - 2016
Role - Right-hand batsman, slow left arm spinner
Teams Represented - Derbyshire CCC, Leicestershire CCC
Talented spinner Callum Parkinson made a real impression after signing for Leicestershire in 2016. He came through the Lancashire youth system before being part of the Derbyshire CCC Academy and then moving to the Uptonsteel County Ground.
The year of 2017 was a superb one for Parkinson and this was recognised at the End of Season Awards, where the slow left armer claimed three trophies.
Parkinson took 10 wickets in the match against Worcestershire at New Road, including a superb haul of 8 for 148 in the first innings.
The spinner was also a vital part of the T20 Blast side, often bowling in the powerplay. He took 15 wickets with best figures of 3 for 20 in that competition. Parkinson also made an impact with the bat, scoring 75 against Kent as he and Lewis Hill put on 122 for the last wicket.
In August 2016 Parkinson was called into the Derbyshire CCC squad for their Specsavers County Championship game here at the Uptonsteel County Ground, a contest in which he had an impressive debut.
Bowling with good control, turn and bounce, Parkinson took 4 for 90 in the first innings and followed that up with 3-88 in the second innings. He also scored 48 with the bat when coming in at number eleven to ensure the visitors were in a much stronger position after an innings apiece.
Since his debut season for the Running Foxes, Parkinson has become an integral part of the white-ball side at the Uptonsteel County Ground and went on to claim his 50th T20 wickets for Leicestershire in 2020, being one of only four players to do so.
Following the conclusion of the 2020 season, Head Coach Paul Nixon and Club Captain Colin Ackermann took the decision to make Callum Parkinson Vice-Captain of Leicestershire CCC as they recognised his importance to the team as well as the respect the squad had for him
A link to Callum Parkinson's career record for Leicestershire is available HERE