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    Test Cricket Relatives

    Ive just noticed that Australia has some good young players who are related to test cricketers....so I thought Id ask which players around the World have the most potential to match or even exceed the efforts of their Test Cricket relatives:

    Some Aussie candidates...

    Mitchell Marsh (18)
    Alister McDermott (18)
    James Pattinson (19)
    Alyssa Healy (20)
    Shaun Marsh (26)
    Ben Laughlin (27)

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    I would say Stuart Broad, but after 3 years in the England side he's hardly an 'emerging' player.

    I'll leave it to Zaremba to talk up the potential of Joe Gatting.

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    Interestingly, there don't seem to be as many sons of former players in county cricket nowadays. In the 80s/early 90s you could put a pretty good team together with the likes of Alec Stewart, Mark Butcher, Graham Lloyd, Mark Ealham and Bobby Parks - you'd have a job to do it now. Not sure why that is except for the greater preponderance of overseas-born players tbh.

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    I believe Jonathan Trott is somehow related to Albert Trott, one of the few players to appear in tests for both England & Oz. Needs to kick on from here to eclipse his famous antecedent tho.
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    Yuvraj singh has already surpassed his father comfortably who played on test match only.

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    I see Jonathon Bairstow (20) is a promising player for Yorkshire as WK...(his Dad was England WK in 4 Test between 1979-81)
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    Ummm, Nick Compton (26) is the Grandson of the legendary Denis Compton and he has 3 other relatives who played FC cricket...his List A record of 1525 runs @ 40.13 looks pretty good...any reason why he hasn't played for England in ODI?

    ...maybe it was because he was born in South Africa and they already have too many of those

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    Compton has been a bit inconsistent tbh. Saw him hit a 100 at Canterbury and there's no doubt he can play, but he hasn't really kicked on. Born in South Africa certainly, but he's been here since his early teens as far as I know.

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    Tom Latham did OK for the NZ under-19s in the recent world cup - should be better than his rugby-and-cricket playing father, Rod.

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    Joe Gatting (thanks Stumpski)
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    Stephen Croft of Lancashire is the love child of Geoff Boycott and Rachel Heyhoe-Flint.
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    Do you think it is just genetics that makes the sons of former internationals good. Or do you think their Dad's give them special coaching.

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    Bit of both, probably - but the genes aren't always passed on. Walter Hammond's son had a trial for Gloucs without showing any aptitude for the game, WG Grace jnr and Mali Richards were clearly not good enough for first-class cricket and John Bradman turned his back on the game altogether in the search for a separate identity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie tragic View Post
    I see Jonathon Bairstow (20) is a promising player for Yorkshire as WK...(his Dad was England WK in 4 Test between 1979-81)
    And his older brother (half-brother?) Andrew kept for a few games for Derbyshire in the 90s - but Jon looks as if he could have a real future in the game.

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