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Matthew Parkinson cricket: How are Matthew Parkinson and Callum Parkinson related? Are Matt and Callum Parkinson brothers?

Gurpreet Singh

Matthew Parkinson cricket: How are Matthew Parkinson and Callum Parkinson related? Are Matt and Callum Parkinson brothers?

Matthew Parkinson cricket: The 25-year-old leg-spinner was roped into the playing 11 as Jack Leach’s concussion substitute at Lord’s. 

An unlikely manner for sure, but the 25-year-old Matt Parkinson’s dream to play for England did come true at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground just inside the first hour of play on Day 1, of the first Test match between England and New Zealand.

It took a boundary saving effort from the left-arm spinner Jack Leach, which had the stars aligned for an England debut for Parkinson, as he travelled around 320 kilometers to make it to the match venue.

For those unaware, Leach unfortunately tumbled over his head during the 6th Over of the first innings in a bid to save a boundary, and showed signs of concussion, only to be later ruled out of the ongoing Test.

Right-arm leg-spinner Parkinson, who was not part of the England squad for the series, had to replace Leach in the playing 11 as his like-to-like replacement.

Matthew Parkinson cricket

Parkinson, who made his international debut for England in November 2019 during the five-match T20I series against New Zealand, has so far represented England in 5 ODIs and 4 T20Is.

As far as the longest format of the game is concerned, this spinner from Lancashire has played a total of 37 First-Class matches, and has scalped a total of 126 wickets at an average of 23.84.

Are Matt and Callum Parkinson brothers?

With a birth time difference of mere 16 minutes, Matthew and Callum Parkinson are twins born in Bolton, Lancashire in the year 1996.

While Matt went on to make his FC debut for Lancashire in 2016, brother Callum made his maiden appearance for Leicestershire in the very same year.

A left-arm orthodox spinner, Callum is presently the skipper of his County side Leicestershire, and has earned a good enough name for himself for his all-round abilities, especially in the T20 format, where he usually bowls in the Powerplay.

In the past, the twins have played club Cricket at Urmston in the Cheshire league and they became the first twins to represent Staffordshire (information source: Cricbuzz).

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh


Gurpreet Singh is a Cricket writer at The Sportsrush. His platonic relationship with sports had always been there since childhood, but Cricket managed to strike a special, intimate nerve of his heart. Although his initial dream of playing the sport at the highest level couldn't come to fruition, Gurpreet did represent the state of Jharkhand at the under-14 level. However, almost like taking a pledge to never let the undying passion for Cricket fade away even a tad, he made sure to continue the love relationship by assigning the field of journalism as an indirect Cupid. He thus, first finished his bachelor's in journalism and then pursued the PG Diploma course in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Soon after and since 2019, he has been working at The Sportsrush. Apart from sports, he takes keen interest in politics, and in understanding women and gender-related issues.

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