Michael Henry John Allen (January 7, 1933 – October 6, 1995) was an English cricketer. He is who represented Northamptonshire from 1956 to 1963. And also Derbyshire from 1964 to 1966. Michael Allen, who represented Victorian Youth teams for four years in a row (1996-2000). He further burst onto the Premier Cricket scene last season. With scoring three centuries for Northcote. He is an attacking batsman and an excellent fielder. And he appears to be on track to fulfill his early promise.
Allen grew up in Bedford and went to Bedford School. As a right-handed batsman and left-arm slow bowler for Northamptonshire, he began his cricket career. This is where he finished fourth in the County Championship in 1956. Michael Allen made his debut against Worcestershire in May. And appeared in more than half of the season’s games. Allen moved into a regular first-team spot in 1957. He finished high in the bowling averages as Northamptonshire finished second in the County Championship table.
Michael Allen appeared in two matches for Marylebone Cricket Club in the early months of 1958. He played for Northamptonshire throughout the 1958 County Championship season. This is in which the team performed admirably, finishing fourth in the table. With the emergence of leg-spin bowler Peter Watts in 1959. He played less frequently in the first team.
Michael Allen was given more opportunities after the retirement of spin bowlers George Tribe at the end of the 1959 season and Jack Manning in 1960. He played consistently for Northamptonshire until the end of the 1963 season. Northamptonshire finished seventh in the 1963 County Championship table. An improvement from second-bottom the previous season.
Michael Allen moved to Derbyshire for the start of the 1964 season. Further making his debut against Glamorgan in a rain-delayed match. Wisden credited Michael Allen with helping Derbyshire improve from the 17th. It did last to 12th place in the Championship that season. He played for Derbyshire for two more years before retiring from first-class cricket.
Michael Allen was a consistent bowler. With five-wicket hauls in eight different seasons and three ten-wicket hauls in a single match. During his Northamptonshire career. He batted in the lower order, occasionally shifting to the tail-end while playing for Derbyshire. Allen died on October 6, 1995, at the age of 62, in Lancaster.
All About Michael Allen’s Career
Since working nights at Madison Square Garden, Michael Allen has come a long way. While also coaching high school football and selling pipe during the day. But Allen’s love of sports led him to his current position.
While I appreciated the opportunity. I didn’t want to sell stainless steel pipe,” Allen said of his previous job. This career is which primarily paid his bills. I was very persistent in reaching out to all of the teams in the area.
After graduating from college. Allen’s desire to work in sports led him to a game-night job at the Garden. This is which further led to a full-time job with the NBA in 1999 as an assistant in the league’s Internet services department.
The department was only about a half-dozen people at the time. Further allowing Allen to learn from the ground up as the leagues. The then-nascent digital business began to take off. Allen left the NBA in 2005 to work as a manager for VH1 Digital at MTV Networks. But he returned to the league in 2006 as the director of interactive services. Today, he is in charge of the league’s international digital operations. As well as product development. He is also involved in the league’s domestic digital strategy, as well as the development of virtual reality applications and other cutting-edge technology. “It’s about staying ahead of the curve,” Allen explained.
His Educational History
Mike Wall attended Stanford University. This is where he helped the Cardinal win the NCAA team championship in 1967. He also competed on Stanford’s 4×200 yard relay team. He also won the NCAA Championship in 1967. Wall was primarily a distance swimmer. He won the Universiade 1,500 meter freestyle in 1965. He competed in relay heats at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics, helping the United States win three gold medals, but due to the rules in effect at the time, Wall never received an Olympic medal.
Michael Allen’s Professional Journey
Before the 2020-21 season, Michael Allen officially joined the Jessup Men’s Basketball coaching staff. Allen, a seasoned coaching veteran. He joins the Warriors with nearly 30 years of experience. Allen was recently named Coast Conference Coach of the Year. While leading DeAnza College’s women’s basketball team to a conference championship.
Michael Allen is a familiar face to the Jessup basketball program. He had previously played for the Warriors while attending San Jose Christian College. Allen was a standout on the court and a member of three NBCAA National Championship teams.
God always has a plan, and bringing (Allen) back home to Jessup. As an assistant basketball coach. It will greatly impact our student-athletes, program, and university, said Jessup. Athletic Director, and head men’s basketball coach Lance Von Vogt. Allen scored over 2,500 points during his collegiate career. He grabbed 700 rebounds. Allen was a three-time All-American during that time.
Allen is currently pursuing an M. A. in Sports Management at Jessup. Allen was elected Student Body President. As an undergraduate student. Despite already having a B. S. in Bible & Theology / Youth Ministry. Coming home to Jessup means everything to me, Allen says. It’s a true blessing to be able to share my experience as a player, trainer. And coach with such an incredible group of young men.