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David Allen, former off-spinner of England and Gloucestershire died

Former Gloucestershire off-spinner of England David Allen died at the age of 78. His death was announced by West Country County.

May 28, 2014 15:00 IST
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David Allen, the former off-spinner of England and Gloucestershire died on 24 May 2014 at the age of 78. His death was announced by West Country County.

He was best remembered for his batting feat against West Indies at the Lord's Cricket Ground in 1963. In that match, he played West Indies fast bowler Wes Hall, the then fastest bowler in the world, in the final over to ensure a draw.

About David Allen
• He played 39 Test cricket matches for England between 1960 and 1966
• He took 122 test wickets at an average of 30.97 and scored 918 Test runs that included five fifties
• From 1953 to 1972, he played for Gloucestershire, his native county in which he scored over 9000 runs and clinched 1200 wickets in first-class cricket
• In 2011, he became the President of Gloucestershire
• He was born on 19 October 1935

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