The allrounder’s cricketing journey began at Claremont-Nedlands at the tender age of 11 and it was in 2006-07 he made his First-Class debut for Western Australia.

Throughout his cricketing career, Allenby played County Cricket in England, representing both Glamorgan and Leicestershire.

“I would return and play as often as possible for CNCC before retiring from County cricket in 2017,” he said.

“Since then it has been great to be able to stay for the whole Premier cricket season and win a few more flags with the Tigers.

“I am very proud to reach 200 games for one club. It is a huge highlight for me personally and I love thinking back over the different teammates I have played with and the games we have played together.”

Allenby has been instrumental in building the club into a new and exciting era.

“Having started in a fairly unsuccessful period for the club, it has been great being a part of its development and more recently enjoying some great success,” he said.

Allenby’s playing days are far from over but he has chosen to focus on developing as a coach.

“My goals as a player are not very important to me anymore. I want to get better as a coach, make players better and enjoy themselves,” he said.

Claremont-Nedlands Cricket Club President Rod David commended Allenby’s commitment to the club.

“Jim has been a leading player, captain, coach and mentor to a number of the current players. His leadership over the years has contributed largely to the building of our current successes, and to the development of players to be the best that they can be," he said.