Ben McDermott, the son of former Test pace bowler Craig McDermott and brother of state paceman Alister McDermott, embarked on his Big Bash League (BBL) journey during the 2013-14 season when he made his debut for the Brisbane Heat. In his inaugural match against the Adelaide Strikers, he exhibited his capabilities by scoring a commendable 30 runs. Although he had secured a rookie contract at the commencement of that season, he didn’t make his first appearance for the Queensland Bulls until the subsequent summer.
His debut in first-class cricket proved to be quite challenging, as he experienced a forgettable match. In Adelaide, he could only manage scores of 0 and 2, and rather unluckily became the second victim of Chadd Sayers, who secured a hat-trick. However, Ben McDermott’s journey was far from over. He significantly rose to prominence during the BBL|06, leaving a lasting impact with his exceptional hitting prowess. As a right-handed batsman, he showcased his capabilities by smashing an impressive nine sixes on his way to a match-winning 114 off just 52 deliveries.