Maurice Allom

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Maurice Allom
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Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 179
Runs scored 14 1953
Batting average 14.00 12.84
100s/50s -/- -/5
Top score 8* 64
Balls bowled 817 34133
Wickets 14 605
Bowling average 18.92 23.62
5 wickets in innings 1 30
10 wickets in match - 3
Best bowling 5/38 9/55
Catches/stumpings -/- 83/-
Source: [1]

Maurice James Carrick Allom (March 23, 1906, Northwood, Middlesex – April 8, 1995, Shipbourne, Kent) was an English cricketer who played in five Tests from 1930 to 1931. Along with Peter Petherick and Damien Fleming, he is one of only three players to have taken a hat-trick on Test debut. In the same Test against New Zealand, he also become the first player to take four wickets in five balls, a feat later matched by Chris Old and Wasim Akram. He finished with first innings figures of 5/38.[1]

He played for Surrey and subsequently served as the club's President from 1970-77. He was also President of MCC in 1969-70. His son Anthony played first-class cricket for Surrey and was one of tallest people to have played the game, standing between 6 ft 9ins and 6 ft 10ins (around 2.07 m).[2][3]


  1. ^ "1st Test: New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Jan 10-13, 1930". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  2. ^ David Frith. "Maurice Allom". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Anthony Allom". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-03-23.