Full Name

David Arthur Allen

Born

October 29, 1935, Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire

Died

May 25, 2014 (aged 78y 208d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

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

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test3951159188825.50050100
FC4566411479291121*18.80129null2520
List A2821101642814.9000null50
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test39651129737791225/309/16230.972.0092.5840
FC456null776192858612098/34null23.642.2064.2null568
List A28null47926194/284/2829.003.2653.2100
David Allen portrait
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Test
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1953 - 1972
List A Matches
Span
1969 - 1972
Photos
Ted Dexter, Peter Richardson, Geoff Pullar, and David Allen on England's return from Pakistan
David Allen
Bob Simpson dives to dismiss David Allen at Old Trafford