Cullen Bailey

Cullen Benjamin Bailey (born 26 February 1985 in Bedford Park, Adelaide) is a former Australian First Class cricketer. He is a leg-spin bowler, who represented South Australia in the Ryobi Cup and Sheffield Shield, the Australian domestic cricket competitions.

Cullen Bailey
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Personal information
Full nameCullen Benjamin Bailey
Born (1985-02-26) 26 February 1985 (age 36)
Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
BowlingLegbreak googly
Domestic team information
2004/05–2012/13South Australia
First-class debut10 March 2005 South Australia v Tasmania
Last First-class25 November 2011 South Australia v Queensland
List A debut25 January 2006 South Australia v Western Australia
Last List A14 February 2013 South Australia v New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 31 11 6
Runs scored 812 55 1
Batting average 21.36 27.50 1.00
100s/50s 0/3 0/0 0/0
Top score 91 19* 1
Balls bowled 6241 426 90
Wickets 79 12 3
Bowling average 49.46 35.50 47.33
5 wickets in innings 2 0 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 5/90 3/33 1/28
Catches/stumpings 16/0 2/0 0/0
Source: CricketArchive, 5 November 2011

He played for Glenelg in the Adelaide Grade Cricket competition, having previously captained Sturt where he won a premiership in his last year at the club in 2009/10. In 2012/13, he captained Glenelg to their first premiership in 39 years. Along with former South Australian spinner Dan Cullen, Bailey attended Westminster School in Adelaide where he was coached by Kim Harris, former assistant coach of South Australia. Bailey had been coached by Terry Jenner, the man who advised Shane Warne, and was thought to be a prospect to be the leg-spinner to follow the likes of Warne and Stuart MacGill into the Australian cricket team. He was given a national contract but did not represent Australia.[1]

Post-retirement lifeEdit

After retiring from cricket, Bailey now works in media management, and was chief of staff for Environment and Water Minister David Speirs.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cricinfo, "Cullen Bailey", retrieved 6 February 2010
  2. ^ "Corporate Ladder: Your weekly guide to executive appointments". 19 July 2020.