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Edwin Boaler Alletson
b.6th March 1884
d. 5th July 1963

Ted Alletson is famous for his spectacular innings of 189 while batting for Nottinghamshire v Sussex at Hove on 20th May 1911. When his obituary appeared in the 1964 Wisden a number of wrong details were given for this knock. Using the scorebook details available John Arlott speculates that a more accurate timing was as follows: 50 in 53 minutes, 100 in 66 and 189 in 90.

Listed below are some details of research into his career which I have recently conducted using the following sources: "Alletson's Innings" by John Arlott, "Hit For Six" by Gerald Brodribb, various editions of Wisden, and newspapers "Manchester Guardian" and "The Times."

Ideally for researching English players of the 19th and 20th Centuries you should use original scorebooks, or newspapers from the city where matches are played and the counties involved, in addition to other printed material like books and annuals. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to do this for Alletson so far, but provide the figures below as a matter of interest.

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1909
Notts v AustraliansMay 6-831 in 25 minstwo 6s
Notts v LeicestershireMay 20-2281 in ? mins -
Notts v SurreyMay 31-June 235 in ? mins -
Notts v YorkshireJuly 5-727 in ? minstwo 6s off Rhodes
Notts v GloucestershireJuly 22-2470 in about 62 mins -
Notts v EssexAugust 5-756 in ? mins -

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1910
Notts v SussexMay 30-June 170 in 70 mins -
Notts v LancashireJune 16-1850 in 50 mins -
Notts v DerbyshireJuly 14-1657 in 90 mins -
Notts v YorkshireJuly 18-2050 in 70 mins -
Notts v EssexAugust 4-646 in 40 mins -

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1911
Notts v SussexMay 18-20189 in 90 mins 8 x 6s, 23 x 4s
Notts v GloucestershireMay 25-2760 in 30 mins 4 x 6s, 4 x 4s
Notts v Surrey (1st)June 5-746 in 50 mins -
Notts v Surrey (2nd)June 5-726 in 40 mins 5 x 4s
Notts v Middlesex (1st)June 12-1423 in ? mins10 off first 3 balls, and hit a 6 later
Notts v Middlesex (2nd)June 12-1428 in 15 mins a 6 and 4 x 4s
Notts v GloucestershireJuly 27-2939 in 20 mins -
Notts v EssexAugust 10-1123 in ? mins two 6s

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1912
Notts v SurreyMay 27-2926 n.o. in about 28 mins -
Notts v SussexJune 6-732 in ? mins -

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1913
Notts v Sussex (1st)May 22-2469 in less than 50 minsthree 6s
Notts v Sussex (2nd) May 22-2432 in 30 mins -
Notts v LeicestershireMay 31-June 355 in 25 mins -
Notts v MiddlesexJune 23-2561 in 60 mins2 x 6s, 8 x 4s
Notts v DerbyshireJuly 4-788 in 60 mins4 x 6s, 7 x 4s
Notts v Yorkshire (1st)July 24-2632 in 30 mins 3 x 6s
Notts v Yorkshire (2nd)July 24-2635 in 20 minsthree 6s off three consecutive balls from Rhodes

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