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
|First-class span||1927 - 1927|
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.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Joe O'Gorman, who with his brother Dave formed a highly successful comedy duo between the 1920s and 1940s, died on August 26, aged 85. His appearances with Surrey were limited but he used to recall that batting with Jack Hobbs gave him quite as much pleasure as seeing his name in lights on Broadway. In 1927 he was dismissed only once in four innings for the county which produced 106 runs. He dis
missed W. E. Bates with his first ball in county cricket, and took over 2000 wickets in 30 years with Richmond.
The Cricketer, October 1974
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"