Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Full Name

Francis Erskine Allan

Born

December 02, 1849, Allansford, Victoria

Died

February 09, 1917, Flinders Lane, Latrobe, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 67y 69d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

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 Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests110555.0000000
FC31501637135*10.9100-140

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests121808042/304/8020.001.7745.0000
FC31-505216381238/20-13.311.9441.0-112
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Test

Debut/Last Matches of Frank Allan

FC Matches

Span
1867/68 - 1882/83

Recent Matches of Frank Allan

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Australia vs England52/30 & 2/5002-Jan-1879MelbourneTest # 3
Australians vs M.C.C.61/1427-May-1878Lord'sFC
Victoria vs Tasmania7*4/3124-Feb-1871MelbourneFC
Victoria vs NSW3* & 4*8/20 & 0/2704-Mar-1869SydneyFC

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Frank Allan
Members of the Australian squad that toured England in 1878