All these players just happened to be born near their parents who were from cricket playing countries but who happened to be in a different country when the youngster's innings started. A more interesting search would be for players who originated in non-cricketing countries (and FB is sorry to advise his readers that there are a few, so ineffective has the United Nations been in advancing the cause of civilisation) or with parents from non-cricketing countries, who then went on to achieve something in the game.
|Pascoe - and exactly what is |
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in the background?
But to return to the subject, Australian paceman of the 1970's Len Pascoe is the one relevant name that FB can dredge from his memory. Pascoe was the son of Yugoslavian immigrants - his original surname was Durtanovich. How that converted to Pascoe is anyone's guess. Pascoe's Test caps were limited to 14 by his defection to World Series Cricket just as his career took off. He was reckoned to genuinely sharp. He took 41 wickets at 21.78 on the 1977 tour of England - including 13 in three Tests - and 5 for 59 (his only five-for) in the first innings of the 1980 Centenary Test.
Perhaps FB's readers can identify other players with similar backgrounds.