Arthur Alloo in 1925-26
|Full name||Arthur William Alloo|
9 January 1892|
|Died||16 September 1950
Nelson, New Zealand
|Bowling style||Right-arm off-spin|
|Relations||Albert Alloo (brother)
Howard Alloo (brother)
|Domestic team information|
|1913-14 to 1930-31||Otago|
|Source: Cricket Archive, 30 April 2014|
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. In his next match, in 1919-20, also against Southland, he took 6 for 20 in the second innings. 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. According to Dick Brittenden, Alloo "dropped the ball on a length at slow-medium pace, and turned it from off".
Playing for New Zealand
In 1923-24 he was the leading wicket-taker in the Plunket Shield, with 24 wickets at an average of 25.25. 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. 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. 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, and took six wickets at 55.00.
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.
- Canterbury v Otago 1913-14
- Otago v Wellington 1913-14
- Southland v Otago 1918-19
- Otago v Southland 1919-20
- Otago v Wellington 1919-20
- R.T. Brittenden, Great Days in New Zealand Cricket, A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1958, p. 48.
- Bowling in Plunket Shield 1923-24
- New Zealand Cricket Museum Summer-Autumn 2010-11 newsletter Retrieved 20 April 2014.
- Otago v Wellington 1923-24
- Arthur Alloo batting for each team
- Arthur Alloo bowling for each team
- Wellington v Otago 1928-29