Squad Number - 10
Born - Bolton, Lancashire, October 24, 1996
Joined - Leicestershire 2016
Role - Right-hand batsman, slow left arm spinner
Teams Represented - Derbyshire, Leicestershire
Talented spinner Callum Parkinson has made a real impression since signing for Leicestershire. He came through the Lancashire youth system before being part of the Derbyshire Academy and then moving to the Fischer 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 squad for their Specsavers County Championship game here at the Fischer 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.
Parkinson is the twin brother of Lancashire leg-spinner Matthew, who has also had a good breakthrough year at Emirates Old Trafford including a five-wicket haul against Warwickshire.
The duo played their club cricket at Urmston in the Cheshire League and became the first twins to represent Staffordshire in 2015.
Parkinson took 26 wickets in the 2018 season with his best haul of 15 coming in the Vitality Blast where he had an economy rate of 7.69.
A link to Callum Parkinson's career record for Leicestershire is available HERE