Brendon McCullum joined Glamorgan midway through the 2006 season as a replacement overseas player following Mark Cosgrove`s return to Australia for their A team series.
He became the second New Zealand Test cricketer to play for the Welsh county that summer, following the signing of James Franklin earlier in the year. The batsman wicket-keeper was signed very much with the Twenty20 Cup in mind, as the Kiwi had an outstanding record in the shorter form of the game and in 2005/06 smashing 62 off just 22 balls with 4 fours and 6 sixes for Canterbury against Auckland in the final of the New Zealand domestic competition which his team won by six wickets.
Brendon did not let his new employers down posting an 18-ball fifty on his first appearance in the T20, against Worcestershire at Cardiff, before marking his Championship debut with an equally aggressive 160 against Leicestershire at the Cardiff ground.
He had also featured in the inaugural International T20 game which took place in February 2005 between New Zealand and Australia at Auckland. In all, Brendon played in 71 International T20 matches, as well as 101 Test and 260 One-Day Internationals before retiring at the end of the 2018/19 season.
McCULLUM, Brendon Barrie
Born – Dunedin, Otago, 27th September 1981.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 160 v Leicestershire at Sophia Gardens, 2006.
In List A cricket – 8 v Hampshire at The Rose Bowl, 2006.
In T20 cricket – 63 v Worcestershire at Sophia Gardens, 2006.