Arthur Alloo

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Arthur Alloo
Arthur Alloo 1925-26.jpg
Arthur Alloo in 1925-26
Personal information
Full name Arthur William Alloo
Born (1892-01-09)9 January 1892
Sydney, Australia
Died 16 September 1950(1950-09-16) (aged 58)
Nelson, New Zealand
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off-spin
Relations Albert Alloo (brother)
Howard Alloo (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1913-14 to 1930-31 Otago
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 51
Runs scored 2043
Batting average 23.21
100s/50s 2/11
Top score 101
Balls bowled 8454
Wickets 131
Bowling average 27.59
5 wickets in innings 10
10 wickets in match 3
Best bowling 6/20
Catches/stumpings 24/0
Source: Cricket Archive, 30 April 2014

Arthur William Alloo (9 January 1892 – 16 September 1950) played first-class cricket in New Zealand from 1913 to 1931.

Early career[edit]

Alloo made his first-class debut as an opening batsman for Otago in 1913-14.[1] In his second match he made 101 against Wellington in three hours out of a team total of 236.[2]

He bowled little until 1918-19, when in a match against Southland he and Henry Holderness bowled unchanged throughout the match, Alloo taking 5 for 27 and 5 for 23.[3] In his next match, in 1919-20, also against Southland, he took 6 for 20 in the second innings.[4] A few days later, against Wellington, he scored 35 and 26 batting at number four, and bowled unchanged throughout the match, taking 6 for 63 and 4 for 96.[5] According to Dick Brittenden, Alloo "dropped the ball on a length at slow-medium pace, and turned it from off".[6]

Playing for New Zealand[edit]

In 1923-24 he was the leading wicket-taker in the Plunket Shield, with 24 wickets at an average of 25.25.[7] In the final match, against Wellington at Carisbrook, 1905 runs were scored over five days – which is still the seventh-highest aggregate in the history of first-class cricket.[8] Wellington batted first and made 560 (Alloo 6 for 136), Otago replied with 385, Wellington made 465 in their second innings (Alloo 6 for 141), and Otago, needing 641 to win, were dismissed for 495.[9] He played a match for New Zealand against the touring New South Wales team at the end of the season.

Alloo also played for New Zealand in 1924-25, this time two matches against Victoria. He toured Australia with the New Zealand team in 1925-26, playing all four matches against the state sides, but with little success. In all, in seven matches for New Zealand against Australian state teams he made 177 runs at 19.66,[10] and took six wickets at 55.00.[11]

Later career[edit]

He captained Otago from 1927-28 until his final matches in 1930-31, usually batting at seven or eight. He scored his second first-class century in 1928-29, batting at number eight against Wellington.[12]

His brothers Albert and Howard also played for Otago.

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