Originally Posted by McKanga
Thanks. I like this site. I learn interesting things every day, and in this case not even directly about cricket.
My wife and I lived in Scotland for just under two years in the late 80s and in pre-cable days (for scrimping Aussies anyway) you didn't even hear much about English soccer, let alone cricket.
I think there is clearly a very different mindset in England about who plays for England (rugby, soccer, cricket whatever) than there is in Australia (and NZ, SA, India, Pakistan, WI etc?). Almost worth a thread.
But I'd better not start it as my Geraint Jones
one went a bit berserk and in combination would make it look like I do nothing but stir the possum.
If you mean we're somewhat more welcoming to non-native born and/or raised English-qualified players then you do have a point with cricket, but Mother Australia spreads her petticoat quite wide in the search for ocker Rugger talent; taking in Zambia (George Gregan), South Africa (Dan Vickerman & Clyde Rathbone), Tonga (Toutai Kefu), Fiji (Lote Tuqiri) & New Zealand (Jeremy Paul).