|Full name||Basil Oliver Allen|
13 October 1911|
Clifton, Bristol, England
|Died||1 May 1981
Wells, Somerset, England
|Role||Middle order batsman|
|Domestic team information|
|First class debut||21 May 1932
Cambridge University v Middlesex
|Last First class||29 August 1951 Gloucestershire v Yorkshire|
Source: cricketarchive, 21 August 2007
Basil Oliver Allen (13 October 1911 – 1 May 1981) was an English first-class cricketer.
Allen was educated at Clifton College and Caius College, Cambridge. A left-handed batsman, he played for Cambridge University Cricket Club in 1932 and 1933. He then enjoyed a long county career for Gloucestershire from 1932 to 1951, captaining the county from 1937 to 1938 and from 1947 to 1950. He also played for Marylebone Cricket Club from 1936 to 1939, the Gentlemen in 1938, the South of England from 1947 to 1949 and an Over 30 XI in 1949. He scored 14 first class hundreds, with his only double century, 220, coming against Hampshire.
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- "Clifton College Register" Muirhead, J.A.O. pp420/1: Bristol; J.W Arrowsmith for Old Cliftonian Society; April, 1948