Thorpe Allen

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Thorpe Allen
Personal information
Born7 March 1870
Oxley, Queensland
Died25 January 1950(1950-01-25) (aged 79)
East Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC
Runs scored6
Batting average 3.00
Top score6
Balls bowled
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 20 December 2017

Thorpe Allen (7 March 1870 – 25 January 1950) was an Australian cricketer who played one First-class match for Queensland in January 1899. [1] [2] [3]

Allen joined the Colonial Mutual Fire Insurance Company as an office boy in 1886, retiring almost fifty years later in 1935 as a manager. [4] [5]

From the 1920s, Allen was a keen bowls player, serving as a secretary of the East Brisbane club. He collapsed and died on 25 January 1950 while bowling in East Brisbane. [6] [7] [8]

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  2. "First-Class Matches played by Thorpe Allen" . CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  3. "Thorpe Allen". ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. "Office boy to manager". The Telegraph . Brisbane. 14 July 1919. p. 5. Retrieved 28 April 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  5. "Retirement of Mr. Thorpe Allen". The Telegraph. Brisbane. 17 May 1935. p. 9. Retrieved 29 April 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  6. "Bowls and bowlers". The Telegraph. Brisbane. 6 January 1940. p. 15. Retrieved 29 April 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  7. "Sportsman dies". The Courier-Mail . 1 February 1950. p. 5. Retrieved 28 April 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  8. "Another death on bowling green". The Courier-Mail. 26 January 1950. p. 1. Retrieved 28 April 2018 via National Library of Australia.