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    Are you (like James Ormond) the best cricketer in your family?

    I'm not unfortunately.

    My Uncle played for, and captained, Yorks schoolboys in the 1960s.
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    Nah, I am the best bat, yes, but my first cousin was a strike bowler for the city team while in school.
    If you were that old, and that kind, and the very last of your kind, you couldn't just stand back and watch children cry.

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    Nope, Dad went way further than I ever did.

    I'm still a better bowler than he is though. /strawclutch
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    No way, cousin played county
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    RIP Craig Walsh (Craig) 1985-2012

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    That guy has a similar style to me

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    My cousin is really good. Plays for local team and is pretty quick.
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    Nope.

    In fact I am probably the worst. My uncle played for Essex IIs and England U19s, holds numerous Essex League records and is probably the greatest player in his club's history. My granddad took more wickets for the same club than anyone else, including playing into his 70s. My great-granddad was a very fine Essex League bowler. My young cousin has scored a hundred for his school, which is something I have never done. Then you have all the extended family, most of whom were Essex Prem players. Then you have me.
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    My cousin was way better than me but he quit in year 12 to get high instead. Victory by default, the sweetest kind.

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    Best in my family and I think that makes things easier. My friend growing up was not so lucky. His uncle was a first class cricketer for Wellington and he grew up with the expectations that he too would carry on the family tradition. Instead he spent his time listening to heavy metal music and generally making a point of not doing what was expected of him just so he could have his own life.
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