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Len Pascoe
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Len Pascoe

Australia
Len Pascoe

INTL CAREER: 1977 - 1982

Full Name

Leonard Stephen Pascoe

Born

February 13, 1950, Bridgetown North, Western Australia

Age

71y 217d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Dark and swarthy, Len Pascoe was the son of Yugoslavian immigrants (his original surname was Durtanovich) who would have won more than 14 Test caps had he not defected to World Series Cricket just as he was making his mark in Australia. A fast bowler with little subtlety but heaps of aggression (he regularly topped 90mph) he took 41 wickets at 21.78 on the 1977 tour of England - including 13 in three Tests - and in the hostile environment of WSC he thrived. He emerged as a genuine Test fast man, taking 5 for 59 (his only five-for) in the first innings of the 1980 Centenary Test and followed up with good home series against new Zealand (12 wickets) and India (16) in 1980-81. But he was increasingly troubled by a knee injury, and he opted to miss the 1981 tour of England to try to get it sorted. He returned for one Test against West Indies in 1981-82 but was not as effective as he had been although he did take four wickets. On retiring he had a spell coaching New South Wales and subsequently ran Len Pascoe Sports Entertainment. Pascoe, who once famously noted that "a tiger never changes its spots", was also a schoolmate of Jeff Thomson at Punchbowl Boys High and the Bankstown Club: imagine coming up against those two in a school game.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1419910630*10.6026340.300012020
ODI291173915*9.7510238.23002060
FC80812550251*8.9601230
List A411485015*8.330060
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test142734031668645/596/9626.062.9453.10410
ODI292815681066535/305/3020.114.0729.50410
FC801546079133098/4125.603.0750.00122
List A4121591416695/285/2820.523.9331.20510
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Photos


Len Pascoe and Barry Richards at a re-enactment of the first ball bowled under lights
Len Pascoe and Barry Richards at a re-enactment of the first ball bowled under lights
Australian players shelter from the riot at Georgetown
The Australians look on after losing the WSC final to the World XI
Len Pascoe
The World Series Cricket Australia team at St Kilda Football ground in Melbourne, December 1977