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Jack O'Connor      

Full name Jack O'Connor

Born November 6, 1897, Cambridge

Died February 22, 1977, Buckhurst Hill, Essex (aged 79 years 108 days)

Major teams England, Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Great-uncle - RP Carpenter, Uncle - HA Carpenter

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 153 51 21.85 0 1 1 2 0
First-class 540 903 79 28764 248 34.90 72 129 226 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 4 162 72 1 1/31 1/31 72.00 2.66 162.0 0 0 0
First-class 540 39783 18325 557 7/52 32.89 2.76 71.4 18 2
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 29-Jul 2, 1929 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Kingston, Apr 3-12, 1930 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1921-1939
Profile

Jack O'Connor, who died in the Forest Hospital, Buckhurst Hill on February 22, aged 79, was a very good country cricketer who was for years on the edge of Test cricket. He played once against South Africa in 1929 and that winter took part in three matches for the M.C.C. in the West Indies, which Wisden then called Representative Matches, but which are now included in the Test records, though the English side could not possibly be described as more than England A. After a modest start for Essex in 1921, O'Connor gained a fairly regular place next year and scored his first hundred, but it was in August 1923 that he first attracted much attention; in four consecutive matches he played innings of 111 not out, 128, 93 and 99. He remained one of the mainstays of the side until 1939. In all first-class cricket he made 28,575 runs with an averages of 34.95, scored 72 centuries, including at least one against every other county and both Universities, reached his 1,000 on sixteen occasions and in 1926, taking 93 wickets as well, narrowly missed the double.

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Jan 11, 1930

The Hon Freddie Calthorpe leads England onto the field. L-r Les Ames, Patsy Hendren, Andy Sandham, Wilfred Rhodes, Bob Wyatt, Calthorpe, Jack O'Connor, Ewart Astill, Nigel Haig, George Gunn, Bill Voce, West Indies v England, Barbados, January 11, 1930

The Hon Freddie Calthorpe leads England onto the field

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