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Geoff Allott      

Full name Geoffrey Ian Allott

Born December 24, 1971, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 42 years 268 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

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Geoffrey Ian Allott
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 15 7 27 8* 3.37 269 10.03 0 0 1 0 2 0
ODIs 31 11 6 17 7* 3.40 56 30.35 0 0 0 0 5 0
First-class 31 40 18 107 13* 4.86 0 0 6 0
List A 66 17 10 29 7* 4.14 0 0 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 16 2023 1111 19 4/74 4/106 58.47 3.29 106.4 1 0 0
ODIs 31 31 1528 1207 52 4/35 4/35 23.21 4.73 29.3 4 0 0
First-class 31 5947 3097 102 6/60 30.36 3.12 58.3 4 1
List A 66 3008 2261 95 4/23 4/23 23.80 4.50 31.6 5 0 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
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
ODI statistics
First-class span 1994-1999
List A span 1994-2001
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/21 Cant Inv XI v Well Legn XI Wellington 13 Mar 2011 Other T20
Profile

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.
Don Cameron

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Nov 23, 2000

Portrait of Geoff Allott - New Zealand player in the 2000/01 season

Geoff Allott - Portrait

© New Zealand Cricket

Nov 9, 2000

New Zealand bowler Geoff Allott talks to New Zealand chief executive Christopher Doig upon arriving at Christchurch International Airport from South Africa, 7 November 2000

Geoff Allott speaks to Christopher Doig

© New Zealand Cricket

Oct 27, 2000

In the New Zealand v Zimbabwe ICCKO tournament match, Gymhkana ground Nairobi, October 2000

Geoff Allott bowling in the 2000 ICC knock out

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Notes

Club: High School Old Boys

Tournament Results
India v New Zealand at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 15, 2000
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
India v South Africa at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 13, 2000
India won by 95 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 11, 2000
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 10, 2000
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 65 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 9, 2000
New Zealand won by 64 runs
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