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John Allen (Oxford University cricketer)

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Personal information
Full nameJohn Aubrey Allen
Born (1974-07-19) 19 July 1974 (age 47)
Windsor, New South Wales,
Domestic team information
2003Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 0
Batting average 0.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 0
Catches/stumpings 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 5 August 2008

John Aubrey Allen (born 19 July 1974) is an Australian teacher, rugby player and cricketer.[1][2]

Allen was born in Windsor, New South Wales. He attended Bede Polding College in South Windsor, before graduating with a BA in human movement studies at the University of Technology Sydney, where he also completed his Diploma of Education.[3] He played rugby for several clubs, most notably for the Brumbies who he represented in the Ricoh Championship.[4] He also played Grade cricket for Hawkesbury Cricket Club near Sydney. At 21, he moved to England to study for his master's degree at University College, Oxford.[1] While at Oxford, Allen was awarded his blue in rugby union and cricket.[5]

Allen played as a centre in rugby union and as a forward in rugby league.[6] He captained Oxford University RFC in 2003,[7] leading the team to a draw in The Varsity Match against Cambridge at Twickenham in December that year.[8] Earlier in the year, he scored a try late in the game to seal Oxford's victory in the Rugby League Varsity Match at the Athletic Ground, Richmond.[9]

For Oxford University Cricket Club, he played in two first-class matches, including the varsity match.[10][11]

After completing his master's, Allen returned to teaching in Australia and in 2017 was working as Director of Sport and Co-Curricular at Trinity Grammar School in Sydney, New South Wales.[12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Allen relishes new role". Oxford Mail. 12 February 2003. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  2. Lyles, Christopher (26 June 2003). "University Match: Oxford's big hit all primed". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  3. "Stage set for Varsity 2003". ESPN. 2 December 2003. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  4. "Brumbies rest stars from national championship". ESPN. 2 June 2000. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  5. "Welcome John Allen and family". Rose and Crown PH. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  6. Irvine, Christopher (5 March 2003). "Light Blues aiming to confirm dominance". The Times. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  7. "Men's Captains". Oxford University RFC. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  8. "Edwards lifts Cambridge". BBC Sport. 9 December 2003. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  9. Hadfield, Dave (6 March 2003). "Allen's late try secures Oxford's triumph". The Independent. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  10. "First-class matches played by John Allen". CricketArchive. 2008-08-06.
  11. John Allen at ESPNcricinfo
  12. "Trinity Grammar School Handbook" (PDF). Trinity Grammar School. Retrieved 13 March 2021.

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