Paul Allott      

Full name Paul John Walter Allott

Born September 14, 1956, Altrincham, Cheshire

Current age 58 years 105 days

Major teams England, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Wellington

Nickname Wally, Walt, Wal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Commentator

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Altringham Grammar School; Bede College, Durham

Paul John Walter Allott
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 18 3 213 52* 14.20 535 39.81 0 1 20 1 4 0
ODIs 13 6 1 15 8 3.00 25 60.00 0 0 1 0 2 0
First-class 245 262 64 3360 88 16.96 0 10 136 0
List A 291 126 50 878 43 11.55 0 0 56 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 22 2225 1084 26 6/61 6/85 41.69 2.92 85.5 0 1 0
ODIs 13 13 819 552 15 3/41 3/41 36.80 4.04 54.6 0 0 0
First-class 245 38927 16665 652 8/48 25.55 2.56 59.7 30 0
List A 291 13939 8253 321 4/12 4/12 25.71 3.55 43.4 8 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 13-17, 1981 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 1-6, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), Feb 13, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 3, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1978-1991
List A span 1978-1993
Profile

The world turned up at Northampton in 1981 to watch the great fast bowler Michael Holding make his debut for Lancashire. His thunder was stolen by a tall, blond, bespectacled unknown at the other end, who took 8 for 48 with unpretentious late outswing. Barely three months later, Paul Allott was an England cricketer and Lancashire thought they might have their new Brian Statham. Allott shed the specs but never quite became the new Statham. In the less forgiving conditions of Test cricket, he often struggled but remained a mainstay for Lancashire throughout the decade before finding an afterlife as one of Sky TV's more perceptive and agreeable commentators.
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Paul Allott, Sky TV

Paul Allott

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Jun 22, 1983

Sunil Gavaskar walks back after being dismissed by Paul Allott for 25, England v India, 1st semi-final, Prudential World Cup, Old Trafford, June 22, 1983

Sunil Gavaskar walks back after being dismissed by Paul Allott for 25

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Jun 22, 1983

Sunil Gavaskar's disappointing tournament continued as he was caught behind off Paul Allot for 25, World Cup 1st semi-final, England v India, Old Trafford, June 22, 1983

Sunil Gavaskar's disappointing tournament continued

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