Memorial service for Anthony Allom


A memorial service will take place on Saturday 28 October at 2pm for Anthony Allom, who recently died at the age of 78.

The memorial service will take place in Nunney Church and afterwards at Nashnet House.

From Anthony’s profile on Wikipedia:

Anthony Thomas Carrick Allom (21 October 1938 – 26 September 2017) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Free Foresters, MCC and Surrey between 1959 and 1961.

His highest score of 34 not out came when playing for Free Foresters in the match against Oxford University in 1959, his first-class debut.

His best bowling of 5/79 came in the same match.

He also played three Second XI Championship matches and seven Minor Counties Championship games for Surrey Second XI.

His solitary first-team county appearance occurred in a high-scoring draw against Warwickshire at The Oval in July 1960, failing to capture a wicket as Norman Horner and Khalid Ibadulla compiled an unbroken first-wicket partnership of 377.

One of the tallest county cricketers of all time, his height was measured at 6 feet 9 inches or maybe an inch taller (thus equalling Paul Dunkels and Will Jefferson). When he was a schoolboy cricketer at Charterhouse, where he played in the first XI from 1954 to 1957, Wisden gave his height as 6 feet 10 1/2 inches.

His father was the England Test player Maurice Allom.

Anthony was a long-serving member of Nunney Parish Council.