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Full name Allen Fisher Lissette
Born November 6, 1919, Morrinsville, Waikato
Died January 24, 1973, Hamilton, Waikato (aged 53 years 79 days)
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Northern Districts
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||New Zealand v West Indies at Dunedin, Feb 3-6, 1956 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch, Feb 18-21, 1956 scorecard|
|First-class span||1954/55 - 1962/63|
Allen Fisher Lissette, who died suddenly in Hamilton, NZ, on January 24, aged 53, played in two Test matches for New Zealand during the 1955-56 tour by the West Indies. A slow left-arm bowler, he assisted the Hamilton and Waikato clubs for many years after the Second World War, in which he served in the R.N.Z.A.F. and was awarded the M.B.E. for work in forming the 7th Squadron of the Air Training Corps in Hamilton. He represented first Auckland and then Northern Districts in the Plunket Shield competition. He played cricket up to the 1972-73 season when he suffered a heart attack during a match in October.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.