James Allan Hall of Fame Cap Presented
Mrs Ann Allan, the wife of the late Hall of Fame inductee, James Allan was presented his commemorative cap in the company of family and close friends on Wednesday 4th December.
James Allan earned 60 caps for Scotland between 1953 and 1972, achieving a creditable average of 22 with both bat and ball for Scotland and similar figures for Kent. Five centuries and 435 top-class wickets with his orthodox left-arm spin would make him a valuable addition for any side. His accuracy and reliability were legendary and he would provide the added bonus of being able to bat well up the order.
With low, slow wickets, it is perhaps inevitable that Scotland has produced several excellent slow bowlers. Several rose to make their mark in English County cricket. Of these players, Jimmy Allan undoubtedly was the one to achieve most for his Country and in the professional game.
In 2004 he became the first cricketer to have a statue unveiled in his honour at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.