Reginald Allen (Australian cricketer)

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Reginald Allen
Cricket information
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 17
Runs scored 44 382
Batting average 22.00 12.32
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 30 41
Balls bowled 0 220
Wickets - 2
Bowling average - 58.50
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - 1/4
Catches/stumpings 2/- 9/-
Source: Cricinfo

Reginald Charles Allen (2 July 1858 in Glebe, New South Wales – 2 May 1952 in Sydney) was an Australian cricketer who played in one Test match against England in 1886-87.

Allen also played for New South Wales and was top scorer in the first innings of the state match against the England team – under the name "A. Shaw's XI" – that immediately preceded the second Test.

He batted at No 3 in his only Test, scored 14 and 30, and took two catches. In his second innings, he was caught by one of his own side, Charlie Turner, who was fielding as a substitute for England. His obituary in Wisden in 1953 says that he turned down the opportunity to tour England.

He was the uncle of the England Test captain Gubby Allen, who was born in Australia. Reginald Allen died in 1952 and his funeral proceeded from St Stephen's Church in Macquarie Street to the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Family Notices". The Sydney Morning Herald (35, 683). New South Wales, Australia. 3 May 1952. p. 36. Retrieved 16 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.

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Preceded by
Francis MacKinnon
Oldest Living Test Cricketer
27 February 1947 – 2 May 1952
Succeeded by
Kenny Burn