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Do you know that Brendon McCullum”s son is a talented cricketer? Read about his cricketing career

The McCullum family is all set to see another son make a mark in cricket. Brendon McCullum”s son Riley McCullum is piling up runs in U-14 tournament and making his dad feel proud.

Riley finished second in the most valuable player rankings at the Northern Districts primary boys tournament. The tournament has a slightly different format. Players earn points for batting, bowling, and fielding in CricHQ”s system, and Riley picked up 22.93, 18.53 and 4.28, for a total of 45.76.

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He helped his side Waikato Valley win the tournament, with a perfect record of five wins from five games. Riley scored 189 runs in his five innings, with best of 73*, at an average of 63. With the McCullums, you expect the strike rate to be high, and Riley didn”t disappoint! He had a strike rate of 96.43, which clearly indicates he is a chip off the old block!

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand and his family (Pic Source: Getty Images)

He also showed his potential with the ball picking 8 wickets, at an average of 9.88 and a strike rate of 13.63. His best bowling return was 4-17. His uncle Nathan McCullum will be impressed.

“Seen a few grounds, done a few things in this game but seeing your boy top of the pile of his U14 regional tournament, takes the cake. Onya Son!” Brendon McCullum tweeted.

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The McCullums surely love their cricket! Brendon McCullum”s father Stuart McCullum was a left-handed opening batsman and has played 75 First-Class matches and 41 List A matches for Otago between 1975 to 1991. His brother Nathan was a handy off-spinner for New Zealand in T20 Cricket. Now we are all set to see the 3rd generation of McCullum family make a big impact in New Zealand cricket.

– by Atharva Apte