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Meet the England cricket family

David Pope
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Father of the family – Alastair Cook

As you probably know, recently there was the birth of a royal baby, who was eventually named (Prince) George Alexander Louis so to congratulate the royals on the extension of their family in a roundabout sort of way, I decided for some bizarre reason to take the England squad for the next Ashes Test and see who would be who in a family.

Alastair Cook Captain Cook would be the Father of the family, with his vast experience of life he would guide the kids well.

James Anderson – Anderson would be the Mother of the family, he or should I now say, she would teach the kids of the family well.

Jonny Bairstow – Bairstow would have to be one of the children who looks up to the parents for guidance in the big bad world.

Ian Bell – Bell would be one of cool, calm and collected uncles who seems like he has been around forever with bags of old stories to entertain the youngsters.

Tim Bresnan – Bresnan would be the big and tough teenager who is on the verge of breaking into independence and adulthood.

Stuart Broad – Broad would be an uncle or auntie who would come round at Christmas and get really competitive in the family board games.

Monty Panesar Panesar would be the old cousin who only visits the family occasionally after he was ‘replaced’ with the cooler step-brother.

Kevin Pietersen Pietersen would be that teenager who is one of the best at everything but his somewhat cocky and show off ways can get him into trouble.


Matt Prior – Umm… Prior would be perhaps be an old family friend who stuck loyal to his family (Sussex) but is now off with this big, new and exciting family.

Joe Root – Root would certainly be the little baby of the family who is following closely in Cook’s steps.

Graeme Swann – Swann would be that cooler step-brother who steps in to replace Monty Panesar, the old cousin.

James Taylor – Taylor would literally be the new born baby of the family, who is waiting for his turn to get some attention.

Chris Tremlett – Tremlett would be one of the kids who is quite grown up now but has always managed to sway away from the real attention and love.

Jonathan Trott – Trott is the wise but quiet uncle who just goes about his business calmly, setting good examples for the youngsters.

This is just a little light article, please don’t take it too seriously or literally.

Anyway, thanks for reading and let me know what you think.

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David Pope
Cricket blogger and aspiring sports journalist! Huge Sussex and England fan but l love all cricket in general!
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