And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
"People make me happy.. not places.. people"
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson
"Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn
I saw it as quiff at first. I bet they got plenty of that in their careers. Most likely as a nick name though. Both were shortys.
Special shout to the Headleys: grandpa George, papa Ron & sonny-boy Dean who (I think) are (so far) the only family to have three generations of direct descendents to play test cricket.
The Huttons (Sir Leonard, Richard & Ben) came close, but the latter never made it to international honours and retired (prematurely, IMHO) a few years back.
Other father/sons from top of my head:
Jeff & Simon Jones
Arnie & Ryan Sidebottom
Jim Parks sr & jr
David & Graham Lloyd (think the latter played ODIs for England)
Alan & Mark Ealham (Ealham pere never made international honours tho, I believe)
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
Oh, and the Cowdreys.
Colin and Chris obviously both played for England.
Colin's dad played First Class too and I think Chris' son has a chance of playing for Kent too.
Fascist Dictator of the Heath Davis Appreciation Society
Supporting Petone's Finest since the very start - Iain O'Brien
Adam Wheater - Another batsman off the Essex production line
Also Supporting the All Time #1 Batsman of All Time Ever - Jacques Kallis and the much maligned Peter Siddle.
Vimes tells it how it is:
MSN Messenger: minardineil2000 at hotmail dot com | AAAS Chairman
CricketWeb Black | CricketWeb XI Captain
ClarkeWatch: We're Watching Rikki - Are You?
Up The Grecians - Exeter City FC
Completing the Square: My Cricket Web Blog
Other than those already mentio Ed ther is also the Sr. and Jr. Nawabs of Pataudi both of who captained India
Then there is Hanif and Shoiab Mohammad
Pankaj Roy's son Pranab Roy and nephew Ambar Roy both played test cricket.
I remember hearing from my dad that Pankaj became a National selector (or some BCCI big-shot?) and he selected both Pranab and Ambar neither of whom did really deserve the chance
"I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
- Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)
Sunil Gavaskar's son Rohan played a ODI too AFAIR.
Alan and Mark Butcher - Butch jnr made his one-day debut for Surrey against a Glamorgan side captained by his dad. I expect the sledging went up a few notches.
An interesting feature that reminds us that talent isn't always handed down:
Failing to follow in the footsteps | Regulars | Cricinfo Magazine | ESPN Cricinfo
The Parks family also provided three generations who took the field for England - although the last was a substitute keeper.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)