Full name Geoffrey Ian Allott
Born December 24, 1971, Christchurch, Canterbury
Current age 43 years 219 days
Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Hamilton, Jan 13-17, 1996 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jul 22-25, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v England at Napier, Feb 26, 1997 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Nov 1, 2000 scorecard|
|First-class span||1994/95 - 1999|
|List A span||1994/95 - 2000/01|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/21||Cant Inv XI||v Well Legn XI||Wellington||13 Mar 2011||Other T20|
Potentially one of the most effective bowlers of the 1990s, Geoff Allott was defeated by a persistent back injury - but still left his mark on the game. Ironically, his only world record was as a batsman when he took 101 minutes over a runless innings. But Allott also had a starring role as a left-arm medium-fast bowler in the 1999 World Cup, setting a new record of 20 wickets in the seamer-friendly competition, a figure later equalled by Shane Warne from one extra match. In his early days Allott tried to be a top-speed bounce bowler, but later concentrated on making the ball swing. Best of all, Allott had a big heart, and would toil away selflessly on the most unresponsive pitches, and he was a much better batsman than that long duck innings would suggest.
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