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Tom Allen Trophy

Toowoomba Grammar School is defending its title in the annual Tom Allen Memorial Trophy cricket match against Downlands College this Saturday, 6 February 2021.

This is the 68th match between the two schools and it’s expected to be a tough clash, with top players lining up for both 1st XI teams.

TGS currently dominates the scorecard with 45 wins to Downlands 16 and seven draws/wash outs over the years.

The Tom Allen Memorial Trophy is held in honour of TGS Old Boy (1927-29) and star Queensland cricketer, Tom Allen. At the age of 16, Tom was a TGS 1st XI opening batsman and wicket-keeper. He went on to play with the Queensland Country Colts Eleven and for Queensland in the Sheffield Shield. After retiring from play, Tom became a Toowoomba ‘A’ grade selector and was also on the panel of QCA selectors for Sheffield Shield. Tom passed away suddenly in 1954, aged just 41.

Saturday’s 50 over game hits off at 10:00am at the Downlands College.