Jackson hits an unbeaten century Down Under

Callum Jackson
Callum Jackson

by Harry Edwards

Callum Jackson, a 19-year-old from Eastbourne, managed to succeed where all but one of England’s batsmen failed in Australia this winter when he hit an unbeaten 128 to help his Charleston side beat Stockton-Raymond Terrace.

The wicket-keeper is currently at Sussex County Cricket Club, but is in Australia to play Grade cricket during the off-season.

Jackson signed a junior professional contract in March 2013 and went on to make his debut for Sussex in all three formats. This included his first-class debut when he faced an Australian touring team in a three-day Test during the build up to the summer Ashes series.

In October 2013, Jackson signed a new one-year deal with Sussex extending his time with the club, where he has worked his way through the ranks from the under-13s squad.

In his only Test for Sussex, the right-handed batsman made 26 from 50 balls, including one six before being dismissed lbw by Nathan Lyon. On the fielding side, he made one catch.

He represented the England under-19s squad in Tests and ODIs. In Test matches, he has a batting average of 18.50 and has made four catches.