Cricket is in Ben McDermott’s blood. His father Craig McDermott was one of premier fast bowlers for Australia in the 1980s and early 1990 and picked up close to 500 wickets in international cricket. His elder brother Alister McDermott also a fast bowler and plays for Queensland in domestic cricket. However, unlike his father and brother, Ben McDermott went the opposite way. He picked up the bat instead of the ball and is also a part-time wicket-keeper.