Australian born cricketer and sports speaker Jim Allenby is known as an effective all-rounder who has played on a variety of British domestic teams. Allenby, who worked as a cricket speaker for the Durham Cricket Board, made his First Class debut in 2006 for Leicestershire, having already spent a year with the club. Whilst at Durham Allenby appeared in only one game over the three years in which he served and it was only whilst playing for Leicestershire that he began to find his stride.
Whilst at Leicestershire Jim Allenby played a vital role in the teams Twenty20 Cup win of 2006, scoring 64 and taking two wickets in the final against Nottinghamshire. During this period, Allenby also played club cricket for Brandon Cricket Club in the North East of England and, with Leicestershire, took part in his first County Championship, scoring a maiden first class century and helping Leicestershire to victory.
Following a period playing for West Australia during the cricketing off season, Allenby made history in 2008 when he became the first Twenty20 Cup player to achieve four wickets with four consecutive balls bowling out fellow cricket speakers and Lancashire Lighting players Kyle Hogg, Steven Croft, Dominic Cork and Sajid Mahmood.
After four years with Leicestershire Jim Allenby moved to Glamorgan in 2009 where he remained until the end of the 2014 season; whilst with the Dragons, Allenby scored more than 730 County Championship runs and became hugely popular amongst Glamorgan’s fans. Whilst at the club the Aussie native would frequently attend sports speaker events or appear as a special guest at both fan and club functions.
In 2013 Jim Allenby topped the club’s batting averages in both the County Championship and Friends Life t20, averaging and impressive 60.10. Allenby finally left Glamorgan having contributed two centuries and nine 50’s, and moved to Somerset where he is set to spend the 2015 season. Jim Allenby continues to work as a cricket speaker, though he is no longer tied to a single club, and is available for hire for a variety of corporate or fan based events.
To book Jim Allenby as the cricket speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing email@example.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
When at corporate events, Jim is known to cover the following topics:
- Durham Cricket Board
- Leicestershire Cricket Club
- Somerset Cricket Club
- Sporting Success
- Drive & Determination
- Peak Performance