|Full name||James Allenby|
12 September 1982 |
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Domestic team information|
|2002||Durham Cricket Board|
|2015–present||Somerset (squad no. 6)|
|FC debut||26 July 2006 Leicestershire v West Indies A|
|LA debut||12 September 2002 Durham CB v Herefordshire|
Source: CricketArchive, 14 August 2017
Allenby began playing senior cricket for Durham Cricket Board, though he only played one game for the team and it was a further three years before he made another first-class or List A appearance.
Having played second XI cricket for Leicestershire Allenby broke into the first team in 2005, he made three appearances in the Twenty20 Cup and played one one-day match at the end of the season. During the season he played club cricket for Brandon Cricket Club in the North East and scored a league record 266 in a 45 over match against Langley Park.
In 2006 Allenby was a regular in the Leicestershire side which won the Twenty20 Cup, scoring 64 and taking two wickets in the final against Nottinghamshire. In the same season he made his first-class debut against the touring West Indies A and made his County Championship debut in the final game of the season against Essex. In the latter he scored a maiden first-class century and followed that with 68 not out in the second innings as Leicestershire successfully chased 301.
On 15 June 2008, Allenby became the first player in Twenty20 Cup history to achieve four wickets with four consecutive balls, when he removed Lancashire Lightning players Kyle Hogg, Steven Croft, Dominic Cork and Sajid Mahmood. Unfortunately for Allenby, he was out for a duck in the Leicestershire innings, as his side lost the match by 37 runs.
It was announced on 10 August 2009 that Allenby would be signing for Glamorgan County Cricket Club for the 2010 season.
On 4 June 2010, Allenby scored 58 runs for the Dragons in their Friends Provident opening match against Gloucestershire.
At the end of the 2012 season which saw him score 733 County Championship runs and take 42 wickets, he was named Glamorgan's player of the year. He described the season as 'disappointing' and felt the county fell 'well short' of the standards required to be a successful county side.
In 2013, he topped Glamorgan's batting averages in both the County Championship and Friends Life t20, with an exceptional average of 60.10 in the longer format. Contributing two centuries and nine 50's. In Twenty20, he scored three 50's, averaging over 50, and with an exceptional strike rate of 134.98. Despite this, he is continually overlooked by England much to his frustration.
Career best performances
as of 18 November 2014
|FC||138*||Leicestershire v Bangladesh A||Leicester||2008||6–54||Glamorgan v Hampshire||Cardiff||2014|
|LA||91*||Leicestershire Foxes v Middlesex Crusaders||Lord's||2007||5–43||Leicestershire Foxes v Derbyshire Phantoms||Leicester||2007|
|T20||110||Leicestershire Foxes v Nottinghamshire Outlaws||Leicester||2009||5–21||Leicestershire Foxes v Lancashire Lightning||Manchester||2008|
- Allenby's 266 is new league record, The North East, 16 July 2005, Retrieved 29 April 2009
- Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire, Twenty20 Cup 2006 (Final), CricketArchive, Retrieved 29 April 2009
- Leicestershire v Essex, LV County Championship 2006 (Division 2), CricketArchive, Retrieved 29 April 2009
- WA vs SA, KFC Twenty20 Big Bash 2006/07
- Lancashire v Leicestershire, Twenty20 Cup 2008 (North Division), CricketArchive, Retrieved 29 April 2009
- All-rounder Jim Allenby named Glamorgan player of year, BBC Sport, Retrieved 18 November 2012
- Jim Allenby hits out at Glamorgan's disappointing season, BBC Sport, Retrieved 18 November 2012
- Glamorgan's Jim Allenby reveals England frustration, BBC Sport, Retrieved 24 October 2013
- Dobell, George (18 November 2014). "Allenby and Meschede in swap deal". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
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