Thatscricket - News - Recurring injury forces Allott to quit

Published: Friday, March 23, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Wellington: New Zealand left-arm fast bowler Geoff Allott - the slowest batsman in Test cricket - has announced his retirement because of stress fractures in his back.When Allott went in at number 11 in the second Test against South Africa in Auckland in 1999 he batted 101 minutes without scoring. The feat gave him the slowest individual batting record.But Allott, 29, took a record-equalling 20 wickets in the World Cup in Britain the same year. He appeared in 10 Tests and 31 One-day Internationals. His Test haul was 19 wickets at 58.47 per wicket.(c) Reuters Limited. Click here for Restrictions

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