DOB: 7 July 1889
Died: 13 November 1948
From: South Yarra
Life Member - 1945
A ruckman and former Sheffield Shield cricketer, Allen lived in Ringwood throughout his career and was forced to catch trains to training and often have to run from the station to the ground.
His cricket career peaked in the 1914-15 summer, but the abandonment of first class play during World War I meant that by the time cricket resumed for 1918-19 other players had surpassed him.
Missing three seasons during World War I, Allen returned after the war to play until 1923. Early in 1922 when he was struggling for fitness and unable to get a game Richmond made enquiries about his services but were rebuffed. He played just one game in his final year before contracting flu. He failed to make it back into the side again.
After his career ended Allen served the club in an honorary capacity as a door attendant. He played cricket for East Melbourne and Ringwood until he was almost 50, retiring in 1937.