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Ted Alletson      

Full name Edwin Boaler Alletson

Born March 6, 1884, Welbeck Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire

Died July 5, 1963, Worksop, Nottinghamshire (aged 79 years 121 days)

Major teams Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Edwin Boaler Alletson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 119 179 6 3217 189 18.59 1 13 74 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 119 1253 628 33 6/74 19.03 3.00 37.9 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1906-1914

Ted Alletson was celebrated as the batsman who hit more runs in a single over than any other player in the history of the first-class game. That was for Nottinghamshire against Sussex at Hove in 1911, when he punished E. H. Killick for 34, comprising three 6's and four 4's, in an over which included two no-balls. Alletson scored 189 out of 227 in ninety minutes. Beginning quietly, he spent an hour over 50, but, by terrific driving, doubled his score in fifteen minutes and added another 89 in quarter of an hour. From seven overs he obtained 115 out of 120 and in all he hit eight 6's, twenty-three 4's, four 3's, ten 2's and seventeen singles. While he never achieved another quite such punishing performance, he played fourteen hard-hit innings of 50 or more for his county during a professional career extending from 1906 to 1914 in which he scored 3,217 runs, average 18.47. His most successful season was that of 1913 when he made 634 runs, average 21.13, and hit Wilfred Rhodes, the Yorkshire and England left-arm slow bowler, for three 6's from following deliveries in the game at Dewsbury. He was also a useful fast bowler, as he showed when, with six wickets for 43 in the match with Kent at Trent Bridge in 1913, he helped to bring about the defeat of the eventful Champions. His total of wickets was 33 at 18.90 runs each and he brought off 68 catches.
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May 23, 1911

Ted Alletson's innings attracted widespread interest, May 23, 1911

Ted Alletson's innings attracted widespread interest

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May 19, 1911

The scorebook showing Ted Alletson's amazing innings, Sussex v Nottinghamshire, Hove, May 19, 1911

The scorebook showing Ted Alletson's amazing innings

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Ted Alletson as an old man in reflective mood

Ted Alletson as an old man in reflective mood

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