Leo Patrick Devereaux O'Connor
April 11, 1890, Murtoa, Victoria
January 16, 1985, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 94y 280d)
Right hand Bat
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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