Full Name

Joseph Alan Ormrod


December 22, 1942, Ramsbottom, Lancashire


78y 340d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak


Kirkcaldy High School


Alan Ormrod was a right-hand opening batsman who played for Worcestershire for two decades before finishing off his career with Lancashire. He made his debut for Worcestershire in 1962 and almost immediately was an ever-present, despite a small hiccup in 1964. He was part of their back-to-back Championship-winning side in 1964 and 1965. He really found his feet in 1966 when he passed 1000 runs for the first of 12 times and as a result was selected for an MCC Under-25 tour of Pakistan. It was the closest he came to international recognition. He won a third Championship title with Worcestershire in 1974 - again that coincided with a downturn in his personal form - and in 1984 he surprisingly moved to Old Trafford at a time he had been expected to retire. He enjoyed one good summer with Lancashire, finally winning a one-day trophy at Lord's at the fourth try. Never more than an occasional offspinner, 17 of his 25 career wickets came in 1972 including 5 for 27 against Gloucestershire. He retired at the end of 1985 and moved into coaching with Lancashire and Nottinghamshire.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A286279256398124*25.18234780
List A28615313443/513/5133.505.2538.2000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
1962 - 1985
List A Matches
1964 - 1984


Norman Gifford gets a champagne shampoo after Worcestershire are confirmed as 1974 County Champions
The Worcestershire squad to play Kent in a John Player's League match in Canterbury. Standing (from left): Ivan Johnson, Rodney Cass, John Parker, John Inchmore, Imran Khan, Jim Yardley. Sitting: Glenn Turner, Basil D'Oliveira, Norman Gifford, Alan Ormrod and Brian Brain