As kids we were close to our cousins on both sides, especially my Dads side. My Mother's were either not here +/or peculiar.
As adults we remained close until our Grandparents died when it fell off a bit. When our parents died I thought that would be the literal death knell. It was for a while until each family's eldest, including me, said this would NOT stand.
We worked at it & we're all very close now.
As I write this I'm watching one cousin's son hammer Russia in Men's Volleyball. We're very lucky.
Back to the game!!
P.S. Matt Anderson, #1