Reginald Allen (English cricketer)
|Full name||William Reginald Allen|
14 April 1893|
Sharlston, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
|Died||14 October 1950
Normanton, Yorkshire, England
|Batting style||Right hand batsmen|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: , 5th August 2008|
William Reginald Allen (14 April 1893 – 14 October 1950) is an English first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1921 and 1925. All of his first-class games were for Yorkshire. Allen also played forty three Minor Counties Cricket Championship for Yorkshire Second XI.
A huge man with hands to match, he was a capable wicket-keeper and hard-hitting batsman who was reserve to Arthur Dolphin, and was considered the favourite to take over from that player in 1928. However, Arthur Wood was preferred, so Allen continued to play in League cricket, mainly with Castleford Cricket Club for whom he first appeared in 1919.
A Coal Board clerk at Whitwood, he was a prolific run-scorer in League cricket and led Castleford to the Yorkshire Council Championship in 1935.
- Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 362. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. In this publication he is listed as W. R. Allen
- "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Reginald Allen". Cricket archive. 2008-08-06.
- "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Reginald Allen (43)". Cricket archive. 2008-08-06.