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.
Sara and Peter McGlashan
Another one from New Zealand, Sara McGlashan was a very established international cricketer having played for her side 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 Netherland 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 debut against Netherland 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
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.
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.
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