P J Allan

Life Member 1979

P Allan

Peter was born in Brisbane on 31 December 1935 and played first XI for Brisbane State High School in 51-52-53 and was also selected for GPS first XI. Peter played 2 seasons in the minor grades for Eastern Suburbs before transferring to Souths in 1955/56 in which he played reserve grade. In season 56/57 and 57/58 he played A grade with QCA colts before becoming a regular member of the club A Grade side between 58-60.

For 60-63 Peter moved to Victoria where he played with Fitzroy Cricket Club although he was included in the Victoria State Practice Squad, he was not selected.

Returning to Qld in 63/64, he rejoined Souths and played until he retired from first class cricket in 1969. In 69/70 season Peter became a QCA Umpire but returned to club cricket and captain the A Grade side in 70/71, and again in seasons 74/77 in A Grade, Reserve and C Grade .

Peters Statistics for A Grade were:

1084.5 overs, 206 maidens, 3236 runs, 228 wickets at 14.19 ave.

34 Inns, 7 Not outs, 23 HS, 213 Runs at 7.88

In 57 First Class games for Qld, Peter captured 206 wickets and made 689 runs. He played 1 test v England in 65/66 and toured the West Indies with the Australian Team. As well as 47 Shield matches, Peter played with Qld against South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand and MCC. His Stats for Qld were:

1230 Overs, 153 Maidens, 4682 runs, 182 wickets at 25.72

75 Inns, 17 Not outs, 35 hs, 592 runs at 10.20 ave

Peters tally of 182 Sheffield Shield wickets was a record until surpassed by Geoff Dymock in 77/78. Peter also held a record of 10 wickets in Victoria’s first Inning in the match v Qld at the MCG in January 1966. His figures for that match were 15.6 overs, 3 maidens, 61 runs, 10 wickets at 6.10.

In addition, Peter made a valuable contribution as an administrator for the club. in 70/71 he was Assistant Secretary and a member of the selection committee. Peter was President between 75 and 78 and in 1979, rejoined the executive committee until he stood down for Commonwealth Games administration duties in 1982.