From junior level to the elite level, it is always a hard journey with many obstacles to tackle. But there are only a few players who share common blood and make this journey together to the first class level or more. Here are the top 10 pairs of twin cricketers who made their names in this game of bat and ball:
10) TAYLOR BROTHERS (England)
Mike Taylor and Derek Taylor were born together but never really played recognised cricket for the same team, yet, they had long first class careers. Mike represented Nottinghamshire and Hampshire whereas Derek played for Surrey and Somerset.
9) MATAMBANADZOS BROTHERS (Zimbabwe)
Everton Zvikomberero Matambanadzos never really troubled the batsmen with his fast bowling, but it was hard work for the commentators as it took ages for them to get his name right. He represented Zimbabwe in 3 Test matches in the early 90s. His twin brother Darlington never played for Zimbabwe, but played quite a few first class games with his brother.
8) SIGNAL SISTERS (New Zealand)
In 1984, New Zealand’s women travelled to England and this tour saw something special. Twin sisters Liz Signal and Rose Signal made their debuts in the same match at Headingley. Sadly, Rose just had one Test to play in her career and Liz played 6 times.
7) RIPPON BROTHERS (England)
Both the brothers gave their best shot to get into the international level, but Duddley Rippon and Sydney Rippon never really got the chance. Though they were born in Kensington, both had a great career for Somerset in County cricket.
6) DENTONS BROTHERS (England)
Billy Denton and John Denton were born in Northamptonshire and both of them represented their local county side over 100 times. Both these Gentlemen were considered as one of the finest opening pairs in Northamptonshire history.