Tom Horan      

Full name Thomas Patrick Horan

Born March 8, 1854, Midleton, Co Cork, Ireland

Died April 16, 1916, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 62 years 39 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Thomas Patrick Horan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 15 27 2 471 124 18.84 1 1 1 6 0
First-class 106 187 14 4027 141* 23.27 8 12 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 15 8 373 143 11 6/40 6/63 13.00 2.30 33.9 0 1 0
First-class 106 2045 829 35 6/40 23.68 2.43 58.4 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 15-19, 1877 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 21-25, 1885 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1874/75 - 1891/92

Wisden obituary
Tom Horan, who died at Malvern, Melbourne, on April 16, was in his time the crack batsman of Victoria. He visited this country with the first Australian team in 1878--a very wet season--when he made as his best score in eleven-a-side matches 64 against CI Thornton's Eleven at the Orleans Club, Twickenham. Mr. Horan did not come in 1880, but two yeas later, with an aggregate of 1,175 and an average of 25, he ran second to WL Murdoch, for the ever-famous team that beat England by seven runs at the Oval. His highest innings that summer were 112 against the United Eleven at Chichester and 141 not out against Gloucestershire at Clifton. His career extended from the middle of the seventies to the late eighties. He enjoyed the distinction of being chosen for the memorable match at Melbourne in March, 1887, when, for the first time, an Australian side playing an English team on level terms proved victorious. Like Charles Bannerman he formed his method and earned high distinction as a batsman before enjoying the advantage of a trip to England. He had no special grace of style, but his defence was very strong, and he excelled against fast bowling. Even after an interval of nearly thirty-five years one recalls the masterly way in which he played Crossland at Liverpool in 1882, getting him away again and again on the leg side. Among his most notable innings at home were 124 for Australia against Alfred Shaw's First Team at Melbourne in 1882 and 117 not out for Victoria against Shaw's Third team at Melbourne in 1886. A splendid judge of the game, Horan wrote on it for a great many years under the signature Felix in the columns of the Australasian. It may not be generally known that he was a native of Ireland. He was born in Dublin on March 8, 1855, but emigrated to Australia when quite a small boy.

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Tom Horan

Tom Horan

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Apr 10, 1879

Tom Horan

Tom Horan

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May 25, 1878

Members of the Australian squad that toured England in 1878, May 25, 1878

Members of the Australian squad that toured England in 1878

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