Anthony Allom

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Anthony Allom
Personal information
Full name Anthony Thomas Carrick Allom
Born (1938-10-21) 21 October 1938 (age 78)
Bletchingley, Surrey, England
Batting style Right hand batsmen
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
1960 Surrey
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 5
Runs scored 94
Batting average 18.80
100s/50s -/-
Top score 34*
Balls bowled 835
Wickets 15
Bowling average 29.26
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling 5/79
Catches/stumpings 1/-
Source: [1], 7th August 2008

Anthony Thomas Carrick Allom (born 21 October 1938) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Free Foresters, MCC and Surrey between 1959 and 1961.[1]

His highest score of 34 not out came when playing for Free Foresters in the match against Oxford University in 1959, his first-class debut.[2] His best bowling of 5/79 came in the same match.[2]

He also played three Second XI Championship matches[3] and seven Minor Counties Championship games for Surrey Second XI.[4] His solitary first-team county appearance occurred in a high-scoring draw against Warwickshire at The Oval in July 1960, failing to capture a wicket as Norman Horner and Khalid Ibadulla compiled an unbroken first-wicket partnership of 377.

One of the tallest county cricketers of all time, his height was measured at 6 feet 9 inches or maybe an inch taller (thus equalling Paul Dunkels and Will Jefferson). When he was a schoolboy cricketer at Charterhouse, where he played in the first XI from 1954 to 1957, Wisden gave his height as 6 feet 10 1/2 inches.[5]

His father was the England Test player Maurice Allom.


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