List of Most Popular Cricket Families in the World

List of Female Cricketers carrying on their generational legacies

Cricket is one of the most popular sports all around the globe among all age groups and has a humongous amount of viewership and following from different parts of the world. The journey of a sports person is filled with a lot of sacrifices, grit, determination, perseverance, patience, and more importantly the love and passion for the game, which eventually becomes a driving force, taking them to greater heights in their careers.

List of Most Popular Cricket Families in the World
Amelia Kerr, Bruce Murray, Jess Kerr, Robbie Kerr

To carry forward a family’s cricketing legacy is not everyone’s cup of tea. In this article, we will have a look at the players who have seamlessly carried their generational legacies in cricket.

Amelia Kerr- Robbie Kerr (father), Bruce Murray (grandfather), Jo Murray (mother), Jess Kerr (sister) [New Zealand]

First up, we have the Kerr sisters (Amelia and Jess) from New Zealand, who have successfully managed to take the baton over and lead the way for their country at the international level. Bruce Murray is the grandfather of the 23-year-old White Ferns all-rounder Amelia Kerr. He made his International debut on 15th February 1968 in a Test match against India. He played 13 Test matches and scored 598 runs at an average of 23.92 in 26 innings. His tally of runs includes five half-centuries. He has also picked up one wicket with the ball in the red-ball format. He has represented Wellington at the domestic level.

Robert James Kerr is the father of Amelia and Jess Kerr. He has represented Wellington at the domestic level. He was a wicket-keeper batter for his side. He has scored 955 runs at an average of 28.08 in 46 innings in his list A career. His tally of runs includes four half-centuries. He has scored 102 runs in nine innings in his first class career. Johanna Frances Murray is the mother of Amelia and Jess Kerr. She has also represented Wellington at the domestic level.

Amelia and Jess Kerr are currently representing New Zealand at the international level.

2)Kim Garth, Robert Garth (brother), Jonathan Garth (father), Anne-Marie Garth (mother), Jonathan Garth (brother) [Ireland, and Australia]

The next on the list is the Garth family who have majorly played cricket for Ireland, except for Kim Garth. She switched to Australia after representing Ireland in around 100 matches at the international level. She became eligible to play for Australia after becoming an Australian permanent resident in the year 2022. She has played 51 matches, scoring 762 runs at an average of 23.09 in 46 innings in the T20I format for Ireland. She has played six matches and scored a couple of runs in one innings for Australia. She has also picked up five wickets in six innings with the ball in the format for Australia. She has also picked up 42 wickets at an average of 19.88 in 43 innings with the ball for Ireland.

She has picked up 23 wickets in 26 innings with the ball for Ireland in the ODI format. She has picked up 22 wickets in 14 innings with the ball for Australia so far in the ODI format. She has scored 448 runs in 30 innings with the bat for Ireland in the ODI format. Her tally of runs includes a couple of half-centuries for Ireland. She has scored 58 runs in four innings so far for Australia in the format.

Robert Garth is the elder brother of Kim Garth. He played for Leprechauns Cricket Club in Ireland. Jonathan Digby Garth, born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa is the father of Kim Garth. He has played a few first class and list A matches in Ireland. Anne-Marie Garth is the mother of Kim Garth. She made her international debut on 29th November 1988 in an ODI against New Zealand. She has played 12 matches and scored 14 runs in seven innings with the bat and picked up six wickets in 12 innings with the ball for Ireland.

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Jonathan James Garth is the younger brother of Kim Garth. He has represented Leinster Lightning in the Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy. He has picked up seven wickets in five innings in first class cricket with the ball and scored 70 runs in five innings with the bat for his side. He picked up three wickets in eight innings with the ball in the list A level. He has scored 55 runs in five innings with the bat in the list A level. He picked up four wickets in eight innings with the ball in the T20 format. He has scored 65 runs with the bat for her side.

3)Alyssa Healy- Ian Healy (uncle), Kenneth Healy (uncle), Tom Healy (cousin), Mitchell Starc (husband) [Australia]

Next on the list is the Healy family from Australia. Ian Healy is the uncle of the current Australian women’s cricket team skipper Alyssa Healy. He was a wicket-keeper batter for Australia and he is now a commentator. Kenneth James Healy is the uncle of Alyssa Healy. Tom Healy is the younger cousin of Alyssa Healy. He’s also a wicket-keeper batter and was also a part of the Australian under-19 women’s team.

The 34-year left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc is a legendary veteran of the Australian men’s cricket team and has married to the Australian Women’s team wicket-keeper batter and skipper Alyssa Healy.

4)Annabel Sutherland- James Alexander Sutherland (father), Will Sutherland (brother) [Australia]

James Alexander Sutherland is the father of the 22-year-old all-rounder Annabel Sutherland. He has represented Victoria at the domestic level. Will Sutherland, the Australian all-rounder is the elder brother of Annabel Sutherland. He has been a part of the Australian under-19 men’s team. He recently made his international debut for Australia on 4th February 2024 in an ODI against the West Indies. He represents Melbourne Renegades in the Men’s Big Bash League (BBL).

5)Susan Itticheria- Dinesh Karthik (son-in-law) [India]

The former Indian wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik is a son-in-law of the former Indian Women’s team all-rounder Susan Itticheria. He recently announced his retirement from all forms of representative cricket on 1st June 2024 (Saturday). Susan Itticheria made her International debut on 31st October 1976 in a Test match against the West Indies. Her last international appearance came on 5th January 1978 in an ODI against New Zealand.

6)Kune Amini – Charles Amini (husband), Chris Amini (son), Charles Amini (son) [Papua New Guinea]

Charles Amini is the husband of Kunemo Rupa Amini. He has played for Papua New Guinea’s under-19 side. Kune Amini has played for Papua New Guinea women’s team at the international level. Christopher Ralai Amini is the elder son of Kunemo Rupa Amini. He has played for Papua New Guinea’s under-19 side and has also represented the senior men’s side at the international level.

Charles Jordan Alewa Amini the 32-year-old all-rounder is the younger son of Kunemo Rupa Amini. He has represented the Papua New Guinea’s under-19 side and is a veteran of the senior men’s side. He is a part of the Papua New Guinea squad for the ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies.

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7)Delissa Kimmince- Laura Harris (wife), Grace Harris (sister-in-law) [Australia]

The 33-year-old top-order batter Laura Harris is the wife of 35-year-old former Australian right-arm pacer Delissa Kimmince. She is yet to make her international debut for Australia. However, she has been a popular figure in world franchise cricket. She has represented various franchises namely, Barbados Royals (WCPL), Brisbane Heat (WBBL), Northern Superchargers and Welsh Fire (The Women’s Hundred), and the Delhi Capitals (WPL) across different leagues around the world.

The 30-year-old all-rounder Grace Harris is the younger sister of Laura Harris and a sister-in-law of Delissa Kimmince. She made her international debut on 19th August 2015 in a T20I against Ireland. She has represented Queensland at the domestic level and has also been a part of the Melbourne Renegades (WBBL), London Spirit (The Women’s Hundred), and the UP Warriorz (WPL).

8)Babette de Leede – Bas de Leede (cousin), Tim de Leede (uncle)- Frans de Leede (Grandfather) [Netherlands]

Bas de Leede is the younger cousin brother of the Netherland women’s skipper and wicket-keeper batter Babette de Leede. He is currently a part of the Netherlands men’s team in the ongoing edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies.

Tim de Leede is the uncle of Babette de Leede and the father of Bas de Leede. He was a part of the 2003 and 2007 ODI World Cups. He played a significant role in the World Cup campaigns for the Netherlands. Frans de Leede was the grandfather of Bas de Leede and Babette de Leede. He used to officiate as an umpire in three International One Day matches.

9)Alex Blackwell – Kate Blackwell (twin sister), Lynsey Askew (wife) [Australia and England]

Former Australian batter Kate Blackwell is the twin sister of the former Australian all-rounder Alex Blackwell. She made her international debut on 29th January 2003 in an ODI against England. She had a sensational record for Australia, establishing herself as a legend of the game. She made her last international appearance in a one-off Test match against England in November 2017. Lynsey Riann Frances Askew from England is a wife of Alex Blackwell.

10)Charlotte Edwards – Clive Edwards (father) [England]

Clive Edwards is the father of Charlotte Edwards. She is the former skipper of England and has established herself as a legend en route to her time at the international level as a cricketer. Post her retirement from cricket, she has taken up coaching and is developing her legacy as a coach.

11)Sara McGlashan – Peter McGlashan (brother), Robin Schofield (grandfather) [New Zealand]

Robin Matthew Schofield was the grandfather of Sara McGlashan. He represented Central Districts at the domestic level. He was a wicket-keeper and an occasional left-arm spinner. Peter Donald McGlashan is the elder brother of Sarah Jade McGlashan. He made his international debut on 22nd December 2006 in a T20I against Sri Lanka. He made his last international appearance on 30th December 2010 in a T20I against Pakistan.

He has represented Central Districts, Northern Districts, and Otago at the domestic level.

12)Beth Morgan- Eddie Hemmings (uncle) [England]

The former England all-rounder Edward Earnest Hemmings is the uncle of former England all-rounder Beth Louisa Morgan. She represented Middlesex at the domestic level.

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