The Mother and son duo of Arran Brindle and Harry Brindle made headlines and were all over the internet for their sensational partnership of 143 runs while playing for the Ownby CC Trojans in the Lincoln and District League Division 3.
Arran, who is the coach of Ownby CC Trojans, had to step in as they were short of a player in their playing 11. When the opposite team Nettleham Cricket Academy XI got bowled out for 141 runs, Arran and Harry stepped out to open the innings. They put up an extraordinary opening partnership of 143 runs in 32.3 overs and won the game by 10 wickets.
While Arran scored 94 runs in 101 balls and hit 17 boundaries, her son Harry remained unbeaten at 32 runs which he made from 98 balls and hit 4 boundaries too. The 12-year-old Harry also picked up 4 wickets in 10 overs in the first innings of this local league.
“Like mother, Like son” is the new proverb 🤩
Congratulations to Arran and the little one Harry 🙌 pic.twitter.com/wF3Tm1M0iV
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) May 25, 2021
“In terms of any experience like that as a parent, you’re as proud as punch,” Brindle told Britain’s PA news agency.
When Arran was asked if Harry enjoyed batting with his mother or not, she replied “I think so, he came off and he had a big smile on his face. He did what he needed to do – we rotated the strike (and) he was able to put away the bad balls at the start.”
This special mother-son partnership was celebrated on social media by Brindle’s fellow cricketers Snehal Pradhan, English Captain Heather Knight, Charlotte Edwards, and Suzie Bates.
Arran Brindle is a former English cricketer who has represented English Internationally as an all-rounder from 1999 to 2014. She has played 11 test matches, 88 One Day Internationals, and 35 T20 Internationals. She is also the first woman in England to score a century in Men’s Premier League cricket.
Arran took a break in 2006 from international cricket to spend some time with her family but returned with a bang in 2011 when she scored her maiden One-day International century against South Africa in October 2011.