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Full name Peter John Allan
Born December 31, 1935, Brisbane, Queensland
Current age 78 years 267 days
Major teams Australia, Queensland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Only Test||Australia v England at Brisbane, Dec 10-15, 1965 scorecard|
Peter Allan was a right-arm fast bowler who made one Test appearance, against England at Brisbane in 1965-66 where he took two wickets for 83. The toured West Indies the previous winter without playing in a Test. In 1965-66 he took 10 for 61 for Queensland against Victoria at the MCG - the first time that any bowler took all ten at Melbourne. At the time of his retirement at the end of 1968-69 he was Queensland's leading wicket-taker.
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