Len Pascoe

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Len Pascoe
Personal information
Full name Leonard Stephen Pascoe
Born (1950-02-13) 13 February 1950 (age 64)
Bridgetown, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 277) 16 June 1977 v England
Last Test 30 January 1982 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 35) 2 June 1977 v England
Last ODI 20 February 1982 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
1975–1984 New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 14 29 80 41
Runs scored 106 39 502 50
Batting average 10.59 9.75 8.96 8.33
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 30* 15* 51* 15*
Balls bowled 3403 3403 15460 2145
Wickets 64 53 309 69
Bowling average 26.06 20.11 25.60 20.52
5 wickets in innings 1 1 12 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 2 n/a
Best bowling 5/59 5/30 8/41 5/28
Catches/stumpings 2/– 6/– 23/– 6/–
Source: CricketArchive, 16 December 2009

Leonard Stephen Pascoe (born 13 February 1950, Bridgetown, Western Australia, as Leonard Stephen Durtanovich) is a former Australian Test and ODI cricketer. He attended Punchbowl Boys' High School in New South Wales.

Pascoe played in 14 Tests and 29 ODIs between 1977 and 1982, during which time he transferred to World Series Cricket.[1] In the 1980 Centenary Test at The Oval in London, he took 5/59 in the 1st innings. Pascoe retired from international cricket due to a knee injury after the 1981/82 Frank Worrell Trophy series in Australia.

Geoff Lawson spoke in his autobiography Henry of how the fast-bowler Pascoe, the son of Macedonian[2] immigrants, was subject to baiting about his origins, especially from brothers Ian and Greg Chappell. He once stated that "a tiger never changes its spots." Pascoe is a popular after dinner speaker.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cricinfo - Players and Officials - Len Pascoe
  2. ^ Peter,Hill. (1989) The Macedonians in Australia, Hesperian Press, Carlisle, pp.131