Tom Cullen was born in Australia and raised in the UK, where he attended Cardiff Metropolitan University and came to the attention of Glamorgan’s selectors. The steady right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper had previously had trials with Leicestershire during 2015 having impressed playing club cricket, initially for Hemel Hempstead before playing in the Middlesex Premier League for Stanmore, as well as Westbury and Potterne in the West of England Premier League.
Tom made his first-class debut for Cardiff MCCU during 2015 before two years later joining the Glamorgan staff as an understudy to Chris Cooke. Tom duly made his Championship debut for the Welsh county in the away match with Durham during 2017, before playing as a specialist batsman in a couple of Championship games during 2018.
During 2019 Tom had an extended run behind the stumps for the 1st XI after Chris sustained an ankle injury in the Championship match against Gloucestershire at Spytty Park. Tom responded by posting four half-centuries including a match-winning and unbeaten fifty as he oversaw a successful run chase against Derbyshire at Derby, in addition to a career-best 63, also in the victory against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
2019 also saw Tom lead the Glamorgan side to victory at Finals Day at Arundel Castle in the Second Eleven T20 competition. In 2021 he was also a member of Glamorgan’s victorious team in the Royal London Cup with Tom sharing a vital and match-winning stand with Joe Cooke in the semi-final against the Essex Eagles at Cardiff which clinched a place in the final of the 50-over competition against Durham at Trent Bridge.
Tom led the 2nd XI to the T20 Second Eleven crown again in 2022, but at the end of the season, he was released from the Welsh county’s staff.
CULLEN, Thomas Nicholas
Born – Perth, Western Australia, 4th January 1992
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 63 v Northamptonshire at Northampton, 2019.
In List A cricket – 80* v Hampshire at Sophia Gardens, 2022.
In T20 cricket – 5 v Middlesex at Sophia Gardens, 2021.
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