Full name James Allenby
Born September 12, 1982, Western Australia
Current age 34 years 83 days
Major teams Durham Cricket Board, Glamorgan, Leicestershire, Peshawar Zalmi, Western Australia, Western Australia Under-19s
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 6 ft 0 in
Education Christ Church Grammar School, Perth
|First-class debut||Leicestershire v West Indies A at Leicester, Jul 26-28, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds, Sep 12-14, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||2003|
|Last List A||Warwickshire v Somerset at Birmingham, Aug 29, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Leicestershire v Nottinghamshire at Leicester, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Jul 29, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/16, 50, 0/27||Somerset||v Yorkshire||Leeds||12 Sep 2016||FC|
|1, 0/32||Somerset||v Lancashire||Manchester||31 Aug 2016||FC|
|0/38, 22||Somerset||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||29 Aug 2016||LA|
|0/21, 56, 0/44||Somerset||v Hampshire||Taunton||23 Aug 2016||FC|
|0/26, 81||Somerset||v Worcs||Taunton||17 Aug 2016||LA|
|11, 0/10, 15||Somerset||v Durham||Taunton||4 Aug 2016||FC|
|69, 0/20||Somerset||v Hampshire||Southampton||2 Aug 2016||LA|
|30||Somerset||v Sussex||Taunton||30 Jul 2016||LA|
|0/28, 40||Somerset||v Hampshire||Southampton||29 Jul 2016||T20|
|0/3, 0||Somerset||v Middlesex||Taunton||26 Jul 2016||LA|
Jim Allenby, a solid county performer, made Somerset his third county when he joined them from Glamorgan ahead of the 2015 season, stating that as an allrounder beyond his 30th birthday he needed to be winning trophies. Those ambitions were not immediately met and instead Allenby was unfortunate to become the butt of a section of the Taunton crowd, leading him to be dubbed as one of the most persistently barracked cricketers in the county game.
A powerful striker of the ball, Allenby's all-round skills make him a particularly useful addition to Somerset's Twenty20 squad. He swung the ball at lively medium pace, held vital slip catches and also skippered the side in limited-overs formats in 2016 as Marcus Trescothick, a long-time county hero, stood down as captain and was persuaded to pare back his involvement in the one-day game.
Allenby played in the 2006 domestic Twenty20 final for Leicestershire and towards the end of that season he gained an opening in their Championship team, hitting a century against Essex in the final round of matches and followed that up with a match-winning, unbeaten, half-century in the run chase.
Australian by birth and educated in Perth, in 2006-07 he made his Australian domestic debut in a Twenty20 game for Western Australia, but stated his ambitions to play for England. That goal quickly led to a county contract with Leicestershire and ultimately led to his departure from Grace Road in 2009 when he stated that he needed a county that could help him fulfil his international ambitions. He eventually moved to Glamorgan, not the first port of call for England selectors, but quickly became a vital cog in their limited-overs sides while also nailing down a spot in their Championship side. He was a potent force in the Glamorgan side which reached the final of the Yorkshire Bank 40 in 2013, against Nottinghamshire, but could not prevent them falling to a third defeat in three Lord's finals.
Haseeb Hameed's tour has been ended prematurely by injury but he has already made a lasting impression on team-mates and opponents
England and India have a long history of animosity, and this series is proving as feisty as many that have preceded it
The current Ranji season is proving to be a breakout one for Delhi's Rishabh Pant, who is aiming to make it big for his mentor, Tarak Sinha
India have had a good two years in Test cricket. A lot of that comes down to having a squad that offers options, and a captain who knows how to maximise his players' threat
Stats highlights of the second day's play between India and England in Mohali
Barbados is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence. Is this selection of Bajan players from over the years better than most Test teams?
Also: the longest winning streaks in ODIs, New Zealand's overseas players, and the highest partnership by Nos. 10 and 11