Basil Allen

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Basil Allen
Personal information
Full name Basil Oliver Allen
Born (1911-10-13)13 October 1911
Clifton, Bristol, England
Died 1 May 1981(1981-05-01) (aged 69)
Wells, Somerset, England
Batting style Left-hand
Role Middle order batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1932–1951 Gloucestershire
1936–1939 MCC
1932–1933 Cambridge University
First class debut 21 May 1932
Cambridge University v Middlesex
Last First class 29 August 1951 Gloucestershire v Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 308
Runs scored 14195
Batting average 28.85
100s/50s 14/83
Top score 220
Balls bowled 448
Wickets 3
Bowling average 143.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/80
Catches/stumpings 310/–
Source: cricketarchive, 21 August 2007

Basil Oliver Allen was a first-class cricketer. He was born on 13 October 1911 in Clifton, Bristol and died on 1 May 1981 in Wells, Somerset. He was educated at Clifton College.

A left-handed batsman, he played for Cambridge University Cricket Club in 1932 and 1933. He then enjoyed a long county career for Gloucestershire from 1932 to 1951, captaining the county from 1937 to 1938 and from 1947 to 1950. He also played for Marylebone Cricket Club from 1936 to 1939, the Gentlemen in 1938, the South of England from 1947 to 1949 and an Over 30 XI in 1949. He scored 14 first class hundreds, with his only double century, 220, coming against Hampshire.