G.O. Allen

10-78

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In 1936, Sir George "Gubby" Allen took 10 wickets in a Test match for England against India – the only time he achieved such a feat in his Test career.

He took 5 for 35 in India’s first innings, bowling with splendid steadiness and determination and getting more pace out of the wicket than any other bowler, which allowed England to gain the upper hand in the match.

Although England faced a first innings deficit of 13, Allen in the second innings was able to force a surprising amount of pace from the soft turf at Lord’s and in his first eight overs, captured the first four Indian wickets for 18 runs.

England eventually won the match by 9 wickets.

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