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Emily Arlott, relative of the voice of cricket John, set to be given her Test debut against India

Emily Arlott, distant relative of the voice of cricket John, set to be given her Test debut for England against India subsequent week in Bristol

  • Emily Arlott is set to be given her Test debut for England against India subsequent week 
  • Arlott has come out of the blue to be included in England’s 17-strong squad 
  • She believes there’s a household hyperlink to legendary broadcaster John Arlott 



England ladies are poised to give a Test debut to a distant relative of one of the voices of cricket.

Emily Arlott has come out of the blue to be included in England’s 17-strong squad to face India of their first Test in two years at Bristol subsequent week.

The quick bowler believes there’s a household hyperlink with legendary broadcaster and author John Arlott. 

England ladies are poised to give Emily Arlott her Test debut against India in Bristol subsequent week

‘It’s by no means been confirmed however I’m fairly certain there is a connection as loads of my household are from Hampshire,’ stated Arlott, 23. 

‘We’ve received a pair of his books at house and we’re properly conscious of him. We’ve simply by no means regarded into the household tie.’ 

Arlott, who took a hat-trick for Central Sparks in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy at the weekend, added: ‘I’ve gone beneath the radar a bit simply enjoying county cricket and I do not suppose anyone had actually heard of me earlier than this season. 

‘I’m one of the first who has been picked for England by way of the RHF Trophy however hopefully I will not be the final.’

England squad (to face India at Bristol on Wednesday): Knight (capt), Arlott, Beaumont, Brunt, Cross, Davies, Dunkley, Ecclestone, Elwiss, Farrant, Glenn, Jones (wkt), Sciver, Shrubsole, Villiers, Wilson, Winfield-Hill.

The bowler believes there is a family link with legendary broadcaster and writer John Arlott

The bowler believes there’s a household hyperlink with legendary broadcaster and author John Arlott

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