Callum Taylor, a young batsman and off-spinner, made a century on his first-class debut in 2020 during the Bob Willis Trophy game against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road, thereby emulating the achievement of Matthew Maynard in 1985 by reaching three figures with a six.
The son of a former Pontypool rugby player, Callum was born in South Wales but raised in Australia. He made his 2nd XI debut during 2017 and featured two years later in the Welsh county’s side which won the Second Eleven T20 competition. His assertive batting, accurate off-spin and vibrant all helped to seal a place for him in the county’s T20 side for the closing rounds of their largely disappointing campaign in 2019.
Having not had a chance to bat on his Glamorgan against the Essex Eagles at Sophia Gardens, Callum duly walked out to the middle at Taunton and deftly reverse-swept his first ball in senior cricket to the long-leg boundary for four.
TAYLOR, Callum Zinzan
Born – Newport, 19th June 1998.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 106 v Northamptonshire at Northampton, 2020; 2/16 v Yorkshire at Headingley, 2021.
In List A cricket – 36 v Northamptonshire at Northampton, 2021; 1/6 v Somerset at Taunton, 2021.
In T20 cricket – 23 v Gloucestershire at Bristol, 2020; 2/9 v Northants Steelbacks at Edgbaston, 2020.