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Leo O'Connor      

Full name Leo Patrick Devereaux O'Connor

Born April 11, 1890, Murtoa, Victoria

Died January 16, 1985, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 94 years 280 days)

Major teams Queensland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 46 88 5 3311 196 39.89 9 13 82 21
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 46 9 0 - - - - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1912-1930
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Leo Patrick Devereaux O'Connor, who died on January 16, 1985, aged 94, played successfully for Queensland in the years leading up to their admission to the Sheffield Shield in 1926-27. In their first match, against New South Wales at Brisbane, he made 196 towards Queensland's winning target of 400. They were bowled out for 391. In the return match at Sydney a fortnight later O'Connor scored 103 and 143 not out and helped his side to a brilliant victory. There were four other hundreds in the same match - by Macartney, Jackson, Kippax and Oxenham. At 38, however, O'Connor was considered too old for the Australian team.
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1976

Leo O'Connor of Queensland sets off for a single during the match against MCC at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in November 1924

Leo O'Connor of Queensland sets off for a single during the match against MCC at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in November 1924

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1976

Leo O'Connor of Queensland and Arthur Gilligan, MCC's captain, toss at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in November 1924. Hendren made a grand 168 for MCC in a drawn match

Leo O'Connor of Queensland and Arthur Gilligan, MCC's captain, toss at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in November 1924. Hendren made a grand 168 for MCC in a drawn match

© The Cricketer International

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