Basil Allen biography

Basil Allen

Cricket Player

1911 – 1981

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Who was Basil Allen?

Basil Oliver Allen was a first-class cricketer. He was born on 13 October 1911 in Clifton, Bristol and died on 1 May 1981 in Wells, Somerset. He was educated at Clifton College.

A left-handed batsman, he played for Cambridge University Cricket Club in 1932 and 1933. He then enjoyed a long county career for Gloucestershire from 1932 to 1951, captaining the county from 1937 to 1938 and from 1947 to 1950. He also played for Marylebone Cricket Club from 1936 to 1939, the Gentlemen in 1938, the South of England from 1947 to 1949 and an Over 30 XI in 1949. He scored 14 first class hundreds, with his only double century, 220, coming against Hampshire.

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Born
1911
Clifton, Bristol
Nationality
  • England
Lived in
  • Bristol
Died
1981
Wells, Somerset

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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