Liz Allan

Born on 26th November 1948 in Auckland, is former Test and ODI player for New Zealand, Elizabeth Patricia Norris Allan..

Liz played her debut first class match for North Shore against Trish McKelvey’s Wellington team in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield in 1966/7. She was in good company on her own side with Bev Brentnall, Jackie Lord and Pat Carrick.

By season 1971/2 she is selected to play Test cricket for New Zealand in McKelvey’s team against the Australians at St Kilda in Melbourne. New Zealand beat this star studded Aussie team by 143 runs on their home turf.

In the same season she was on tour to South Africa and played two Tests. Her final Test is at Dunedin in 1976/7 against India. By now she is making useful lower order runs and opening the bowling. In four Tests, Liz took 5 wickets with a best of 3-38 against South Africa and a best of 29 not out with the bat against the same opposition.

All of Liz’s ODI matches were played across two World Cups. She played in the inaugural World Cup in 1973, then India in 1978. Across those seven matches, not many wickets (best of 1-22) but an economy rate of just 2.74.