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Jim Allenby

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Full Name: James Allenby
Born: September 12 1982 , Western Australia
County: Somerset
Other teams: Glamorgan, Leicestershire, Western Australia
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


An experienced all-rounder and arguably one of the most under-rated players in the domestic game, Allenby has been a reliable performer for many years. The Australian initially enjoyed success on these shores with Leicestershire, whom he helped to Twenty20 Cup glory in 2006. An average of 37 in first-class cricket during his time at Grace Road demonstrated Allenby's ability with the bat, while his canny medium-pace bowling proved effective in all forms. After failing to agree a contract extension, he moved on to Glamorgan towards the end of the 2009 season. Since then, he ...

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