10 Female Cricketers whose Brothers also played International Cricket

Father and son, cousins, brother siblings and sister siblings are a few common pairs we’ve seen play the sport both domestically and internationally. But what’s rare is a brother and sister pair who’ve gone on to have represented their sides on the international stage and below we bring to you 5 such pairs.

1. Sara and Peter McGlashan

Sara McGlashan and Peter McGlashan. PC: ANDREW CORNAGA/PHOTOSPORT
Sara McGlashan and Peter McGlashan. PC: ANDREW CORNAGA/PHOTOSPORT

Sara McGlashan was a very established international cricketer having played for New Zealand from 2002 to 2016. Sara featured in a couple of Test matches, 134 ODIs, and 76 T20Is, and scored over 3500 runs across all formats in international cricket. Sara’s brother, Peter wasn’t a very renowned cricket and was often in and out of the side before he hung his boots in 2010 from international cricket. Peter represented his side in 4 ODIs and 11 T20Is and only has one 50*+ score in international cricket. Peter did have an illustrious first-class career from 1999 to 2012.

2. Lisa and Nathan Astle

Former New Zealand player Lisa Astle only did play a game and that was against Denmark in the 1993 Women’s World Cup where she didn’t have to bowl as Netherlands were bowled out for 93 and sadly didn’t even have an opportunity to bat as the side won the contest by 9 wickets. Whereas, Nathan Astle grew as one of New Zealand’s finest who played 81 Tests, 223 ODIs, and four T20Is and scored nearly 11,500 runs across all formats in international cricket. Nathan also was a handy bowler having picked up 154 wickets.

3. Annette and Gordon Drummond

Annette Drummond’s international career was a small one, she was dismissed on a duck on her debut against Netherlands in 2003. From there on she only scored 9 runs in her 7-games international career. Annette’s brother, Gordon Drummond debuted in 2007 and went on to play 30 ODIs and 17 T20Is for Scotland. He also captained the side for a while being a fast bowling all-rounder. Gordon picked up 25 wickets in ODIs and 16 in T20Is. He also earned a good name for himself as a handy lower-order batter who could clear the ropes with ease.

4. Cecelia, Isobel, Ed and Dom Joyce

The Joyce Family.
The Joyce Family.

 

Twin sisters Cecelia and Isobel represented Ireland across formats for a long time. Cecelia played 57 ODIs and 43 T20Is for Ireland as a right-handed opening batter and her sister Isobel played a Test, 79 ODIs and 55 T20Is as a left-arm medium all-rounder. Their brothers, Ed and Dom too played for Ireland. Ed was one of the most talented cricketers to have played the game for both Ireland and England. The left-hand batter played a Test, 78 ODIs and 18 T20Is. He’d represented England in the 2007 World Cup and then switched his country to play for Ireland in the 2011 World Cup. Dom Joyce too had a career for Ireland having played in 3 ODIs, the right-handed top-order batter even played against his brother at a time.

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5. Denise and Terry Alderman

Denise Alderman represented Australia in 7 Tests and 21 ODIs, she scored 454 and 820 runs in the formats respectively and she holds the record for the most number of runs scored in a Test match Series in women’s cricket. Right-arm fast bowler, Terry from 1981 to 1991 played for Australia in 65 ODIs and 41 Tests picking up 170 wickets at an average of 27.15 and has picked up 14 five-wicket hauls in Test match cricket.

6. Louise, Hannah, and Josh Little

The youngest of the siblings, 20-year-old Louise Little, made her ODI debut for Ireland on May 11, 2017, and followed up with her T20I debut on May 26, 2019. While predominantly featured in T20Is, she showcases her skills as a batting all-rounder. In her 5 ODI innings, she has 13 runs, whereas in 12 T20I innings, she has a total score of 58 runs. On the other hand, Hannah Little debuted at the international level on August 08, 2019, and has so far participated in only 4 matches. Their elder brother, Joshua Little, stands as a well-established player in Irish cricket. He not only represents Ireland at the international level but has also made notable appearances in various franchise cricket tournaments, including the prestigious Indian Premier League, where he plays for the Gujrat Titans. Known for his prowess as a left-arm medium pacer, Joshua has taken 134 wickets in 99 international appearances.

7. Babette and Bas de Leede

Babette de Leede, aged 24, debuted on August 22, 2022, for the Netherlands against Ireland. As a right-handed wicketkeeper batter, she has showcased her abilities with the bat, accumulating 564 runs in 46 innings in ODIs and 249 runs in 9 innings in T20Is. Her cousin brother, Bas de Leede, is another talent in Dutch cricket. Having made his debut on August 01, 2018, he has established himself as a batting all-rounder for the Netherlands. Across 69 international innings, Bas has scored 1586 runs and also contributed with the ball, claiming 70 wickets in 57 innings, displaying his versatility and impact on the field.

8. Alyssa Healy and Tom Healy

The Australian cricket captain, Alyssa Healy, is a force to be reckoned with across all formats. In Test cricket, she has accumulated 455 runs in 9 innings, boasting an average of 30.33 and a highest individual score of 99. Her ODI record is equally impressive, with 3011 runs from 98 innings, including a high score of 170. She has notched up 5 centuries and 17 half-centuries, maintaining a strong average of 34.60 and a strike rate of 97.98. In the T20I arena, Healy’s dominance continues, with 2905 runs to her name, highlighted by an unbeaten 148-run innings. Her average stands at 25.26, complemented by a remarkable strike rate of 129.97. With seventeen half-centuries and a century under her belt, she consistently delivers in the shortest format of the game. Beyond her individual achievements, Healy also showcased her leadership skills as the captain of UP Warriorz in the Women’s Premier League. Her cricketing lineage runs deep, with cousin Tom Andrew Healy who made his mark in the under-19 team for Australia. Though his international career is in its early stages, he had shown promise with 73 runs across 3 innings in youth Test matches and 178 runs in 9 innings in youth ODIs, including a half-century.

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9. Annabel Sutherland and Will Sutherland

Annabel Sutherland, renowned for her fastest test double century, made her international debut for Australia in T20Is on February 1. In this format, she has showcased her versatility with both bat and ball, accumulating 111 runs in 12 innings and claiming 16 wickets in 28 innings. Transitioning to the ODI arena, Sutherland has made significant contributions, amassing 465 runs in 17 innings alongside an impressive tally of 30 wickets in 28 innings. Notably, she has registered two half-centuries and a century, solidifying her reputation as a valuable all-rounder. In the red ball format, Sutherland has left an indelible mark. Across 8 test innings, she has accumulated 423 runs, including a century. Her claim to fame, however, lies in her record-breaking achievement as the fastest double centurion in test cricket, achieved in a mere 234 balls. Remarkably, she holds the title of the youngest Australian to achieve this feat. Adding to the family legacy, Sutherland’s elder brother, Will Sutherland, recently made his debut for Australia in ODIs on February 4th, 2024, against West Indies. A promising cricketer in his own right, Will has demonstrated his skills with 1004 first-class runs in 59 innings and an impressive tally of 128 wickets in 70 innings, showcasing his potential as a formidable all-rounder.

10. Laura Delany, Gareth Delany, and David Delany

Another Trio hailing from Ireland, skipper Laura Delany, aged 31, has been a stalwart in the ODI format, amassing 1060 runs and 27 wickets in 54 and 39 innings, respectively. Notably, she has registered a century, showcasing her batting prowess. In T20Is, her impact continues, with 1201 runs and 75 wickets in 85 and 88 innings, respectively, further solidifying her reputation as a versatile all-rounder. Following in his sister’s footsteps, 26-year-old Gareth Delany has also donned the green jersey for Ireland on the international stage. In ODIs, he has contributed with both bat and ball, tallying 234 runs in 18 innings alongside 7 wickets in 13 innings. His T20I record is equally impressive, with 956 runs and 41 wickets in 58 and 53 innings, respectively, Completing the Delany trio is their cousin, David Delany, who debuted in T20Is for Ireland. Although his international appearances have been limited, he has shown promise with 8 wickets in 8 innings.

Source: CricketCountry.com 

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