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Because he was good at both cricket and football and was from Scotland and England!

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Q: How did ian botham play cricket for England and football for Scotland?
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Who has played football for Scotland and cricket for England?

Ian Botham Dennis Law Sir Ian Botham has never played international football for Scotland.... Denis Law never played cricket for England Andy Goram played both football and cricket for Scotland but never cricket for England. He also played football in England for Oldham Athletic, Notts County, Sheffield Utd, Coventry City and played 2 games for Manchester Utd in 2001 whilst on loan

Who played football for Scotland and cricket for England?

Alan Brazil and Ian Bottam

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Which former English cricketer also played football?

Ian 'Beefy' Botham played first-class cricket for Leicestershire and England, and also football for Scunthorpe United.

Did ian botham captain England at football?

No. Though he did play football for Scunthorpe

On which cricket ground did ian botham make his debut?

Trent Bridge, in Nottingham, England.

Who is nickname was beefy in cricket?

Ian Botham former England cricketer nickname is beefy

Who has taken the most test wickets for England in cricket?

383 Sir Ian Terence Botham

Which players have played both professional football and professional cricket?

Arnie Sidebottom Ian Botham Ryan Sidebottom? Jim Cumbes Denis Compton - for Middx. and England at cricket; Arsenal at soccer. Les Compton - for Middx. at cricket; Arsenal at soccer.

Who is Ian Botham?

Ian Botham (born November 24, 1955 in Heswall, Cheshire) is a former English cricketer, a former captain of the English Test cricket team. Botham played domestic cricket for Somerset, Queensland, Worcestershire and Durham between 1974 and 1993, and Test cricket for England between 1977 and 1992.

Who has been the only person to captain England whilst playing 3rd division football?

Ian Botham

Where did ian botham finish playing cricket?

Ian Botham announced his retirement from first-class cricket in 1992.