David Allen      

Full name David Arthur Allen

Born October 29, 1935, Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire

Died May 25, 2014 (aged 78 years 208 days)

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

David Arthur Allen
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 39 51 15 918 88 25.50 0 5 0 10 0
First-class 456 641 147 9291 121* 18.80 1 29 252 0
List A 28 21 10 164 28 14.90 0 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 39 65 11297 3779 122 5/30 9/162 30.97 2.00 92.5 8 4 0
First-class 456 77619 28586 1209 8/34 23.64 2.20 64.2 56 8
List A 28 479 261 9 4/28 4/28 29.00 3.26 53.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 6-12, 1960 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 2-4, 1966 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1953 - 1972
List A span 1969 - 1972
Profile

An accurate offspinner, David Allen had trouble maintaining a steady place in the England teams of the 1960s, with competition from Titmus, Mortimore, and Illingworth. He bowled off no more than four or five paces, with a deceptively casual action. He could be unplayable on helpful wickets, but he mastered the art of bowling tightly on good wickets as well. He was first picked for England in 1959, but was unable to play through injury. When he did play, his 39 Tests included tours to all the current Test-playing nations. A useful bat, with a first class hundred to his credit, he thrived on adversity, memorably so when playing out Hall's final over of the 1963 Lord's test. He took 882 wickets for Gloucestershire in a career that spanned 19 years.
Dave Liverman October 2004

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David Allen

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Aug 1, 1961

Bob Simpson dives to dismiss David Allen, England v Australia, Old Trafford, 1961

Bob Simpson dives to dismiss David Allen at Old Trafford

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Final: ENG Women v IND Women at Lord's - Jul 23
ENG Women won by 9 runs
1st Test: England U19 v India U19 at Chesterfield - Jul 23-26
India U19 389/6 (90 ov)
South Group: Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - Jul 23
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
South Group: Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton - Jul 23
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
North Group: Lancashire v Durham at Manchester - Jul 23
Lancashire won by 31 runs
South Group: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Jul 23
Somerset won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
South Group: Sussex v Kent at Hove - Jul 23
Match tied (D/L method)
North Group: Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham - Jul 23
Warwickshire won by 20 runs
North Group: Yorkshire v Worcs at Leeds - Jul 23
Yorkshire won by 37 runs
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