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Joe O'Gorman      

Full name Joseph George O'Gorman

Born July 24, 1890, Walworth, London

Died August 26, 1974, Weybridge, Surrey (aged 84 years 33 days)

Major teams Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Grandson - TJG O'Gorman

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 3 4 3 106 42* 106.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 3 384 167 4 2/49 41.75 2.60 96.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1927-1927
Profile

Joe O'Gorman., who died at Weybridge on August 26, aged 84, was famous as the other half of a comedy act with brother Dave, but he always delighted in his cricket adventures with Surrey, which included batting with Jack Hobbs. This gave him as much pleasure as seeing his name in lights on Broadway. An all-rounder, he might well have made his mark in the game had he chosen. He played in three Championship matches for the county in 1927, sharing with Andy Sandham a partnership of 119 in sixty-five minutes, against Essex. O'Gorman hit 42 of those runs, with Sandham scoring altogether 230. A slow bowler, he took a wicket with his first ball in county cricket against Glamorgan at The Oval when he dismissed W. E. Bates, the opening batsman. For many years he and his brother played club cricket for Richmond for which club he took over 1,500 wickets.
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