Paul Allott

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Paul Allott
Personal information
Full name Paul John Walter Allott
Born (1956-09-14) 14 September 1956 (age 58)
Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
Nickname Wally, Walt, Wal
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 491) 13 August 1981 v Australia
Last Test 6 August 1985 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 63) 13 February 1982 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 3 June 1985 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1993 Staffordshire
1978–1992 Lancashire
1985/86–1986/87 Wellington
1982–1985 MCC
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 13 13 245 291
Runs scored 213 15 3,360 878
Batting average 14.20 3.00 16.96 11.55
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/10 0/0
Top score 52* 8 88 43
Balls bowled 2,225 819 38,927 13,939
Wickets 26 15 652 321
Bowling average 41.69 36.80 25.55 25.71
5 wickets in innings 1 0 30 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 6/61 3/41 8/48 4/12
Catches/stumpings 4/– 2/– 136/– 56/–
Source: Cricinfo, 10 April 2009

Paul John Walter Allott (born 14 September 1956, Altrincham, England) is a former English cricketer who played county cricket for Lancashire, Minor Counties cricket for Staffordshire and first-class cricket in New Zealand for Wellington, as well as thirteen Test match appearances and thirteen One Day International appearances for England.

He was a powerfully built, skilful right-arm medium-fast swing bowler,[1] who could also bat adequately at number 9. A consistent county performer, he was at his best in English conditions, but lacked that extra zip to enjoy more than a respectable Test career.[1] He scored his maiden first-class half century on his Test debut against Australia at Old Trafford in 1981. Forced home from the 1984–85 tour of India due to back trouble, this effectively curtailed his progression in the Test match arena, where he took 26 wickets at 41.69 each.[1]

He is currently working as a commentator for Sky Sports, and is on the committee of Lancashire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bateman, Colin (1993). If The Cap Fits. Tony Williams Publications. p. 14. ISBN 1-869833-21-X.