Jimmy Allan (cricketer)

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Jimmy Allan
Personal information
Full name James Moffat Allan
Born (1932-04-02)2 April 1932
Leeds, Yorkshire
Died 15 April 2005(2005-04-15) (aged 73)
Wick, Caithness
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Relations Walter Allan (brother)
Domestic team information
1953–1956 Oxford University
1954–1957 Kent
1966–1968 Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 179
Runs scored 4,988
Batting average 22.36
100s/50s 5/26
Top score 153
Balls bowled 28,356
Wickets 435
Bowling average 25.69
5 wickets in innings 18
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 7/54
Catches/stumpings 125/–
Source: CricInfo, 9 October 2013

James Moffat Allan (2 April 1932 – 15 April 2005) was a Scottish cricketer. He was an all-rounder who bowled slow left-arm orthodox and batted right-handed. He played 39 first-class matches for Scotland between 1954 and 1972 as well as playing first-class cricket for Oxford University, Kent County Cricket Club and Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

Career highlights[edit]

Moffat was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Worcester College, Oxford.[1] He made his first-class debut playing for Oxford University and took figures of 1/0 from seven overs. Five of his overs were bowled to Len Hutton. He dismissed Keith Miller and Ian Craig in his opening over in a game against the Australians the following week and a run was not scored against him until the 11th over of his first-class career.[2]

Moffat took 11/123 in a match against Pakistan in 1971 and, although he never scored a century for Scotland, he made 99 against the touring New Zealanders in 1965. In 2011 he was one of the twelve initial inductees into the Scottish Cricket Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. ^ Jimmy Allan at CricketArchive (subscription required)
  2. ^ Jimmy Allan, CricInfo. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  3. ^ Scottish cricket launches Hall of Fame, CricInfo.

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