Frank Allan      

Full name Francis Erskine Allan

Born December 2, 1849, Allansford, Victoria

Died February 9, 1917, Flinders Lane, Latrobe, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 67 years 69 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Francis Erskine Allan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 31 50 16 371 35* 10.91 0 0 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 180 80 4 2/30 4/80 20.00 2.66 45.0 0 0 0
First-class 31 5052 1638 123 8/20 13.31 1.94 41.0 11 2
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 2-4, 1879 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1867-1883
Profile

Frank Allen was a left-arm medium-pacer who swung and spun the ball so effectively that he had the moniker "Bowler of the Century". He toured England in 1878 where, despite struggling throughout with injury, he took 217 wickets. His solitary Test appearance came at Melbourne in 1878-79 when he took 4 for 80 in support of Fred Spofforth (who took 13 wickets). He had been chosen to play in the first Test in 1876-77 but opted to attend an agricultural show instead. Allen was renowned in other sports as well, especially shooting and angling.
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Frank Allan

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