Reginald Allen (English cricketer)

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Reginald Allen
Personal information
Full name William Reginald Allen
Born (1893-04-14)14 April 1893
Sharlston, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Died 14 October 1950(1950-10-14) (aged 57)
Normanton, Yorkshire, England
Batting style Right hand batsmen
Domestic team information
Years Team
1921 Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 30
Runs scored 475
Batting average 21.59
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 95*
Balls bowled 0
Wickets 0
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 45/21
Source: [1], 5th August 2008

William Reginald Allen (14 April 1893 – 14 October 1950)[1] 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.[2] Allen also played forty three Minor Counties Cricket Championship for Yorkshire Second XI.[3]

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.


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Reginald Allen". Cricket archive. 2008-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Reginald Allen (43)". Cricket archive. 2008-08-06. 

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