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

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test110555.0000000
FC31501637135*10.9100140
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test121808042/304/8020.001.7745.00000
FC31505216381238/2013.311.9441.00112
Frank Allan
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1867/68 - 1882/83

Photos


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