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Posted on April 16, 2012 by Selby There have been 0 comments

 


Bodyline Series – Gubby Allen took 21 wickets bowling a length against Jardines wishes. Cricket Memorabilia from the bodyline 1932/33 is always sought after by collectors.

Sir George “Gubby”(1902 – 1989) Allen captained England on three occasions, a fast bowler, excellent in the field and he would hit the odd century in Test Cricket as a lower order batsman.

Gubby took part in 265 matches scoring 9.232 runs (28.67) he bowled the opposition out on his own on nine occasions taking 131 catches. He scored 750 test runs and took 81 test wickets.

He captained England against India, West Indies and Australia.

Gubby played a big part in the welfare and development of English Cricket following the end of WW2 giving much of his time to the MCC as chairman of the selectors from 1955 – 1963, President of the MCC in 1964/64, Treasurer of the MCC 1964 – 1976.

Gubby was born in Sydney in 1902 into a cricketing family (his uncle RC Allen played for Australia), moving at six years old to England, Gubby was educated at Eton College and Trinity Cambridge, he played cricket for Cambridge, Middlesex, MCC and England.

As a collector of Cricket Memorabilia I find that the more memorable the event that the item is associated with the more collectable it becomes. Whilst I have number of Gubby Allen items, Autographs, signed photographs, signed completed scorecards, some tour memorabilia and a signed match used cricket bat events which I would like in my collection the following:

England v New Zealand 1931 (8th wicket partner of 246) caught Lowry bowled Weir for 122 runs.

England v Australia 1932/33 Bodyline series (21 wickets)

Middlesex v Lancs at Lords 1929. (10/40)

 

After his retirement he lived in an MCC house on the edge of Lords cricket ground which was administered by Lords grounds staff, fittingly his garden gate   led directly into the ground from where it was a short walk to the pavilion for which he held his own key.

The famous Allen Stand at Lords which was formerly the oddly named Q stand, was named after Gubby in 1989

He was awarded the CBE for his services to cricket 1974

He was knighted in 1986

Listed below are set of statistics supplied by

Batting and fielding averages

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

6s

Ct

St

Tests

25

33

2

750

122

24.19

1

3

2

20

0

First-class

265

376

54

9233

180

28.67

11

47

131

0

Bowling averages

Mat

Inns

Balls

Runs

Wkts

BBI

BBM

Ave

Econ

SR

4w

5w

10

Tests

25

45

4386

2379

81

7/80

10/78

29.37

3.25

54.1

3

5

1

First-class

265

36180

17518

788

10/40

22.23

2.90

45.9

48

9

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/8515.html 

Good luck with your collecting.

Let me know how you get on??

 

Tony Selby

Cricket Memorabilia


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