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Leo O'Connor
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Leo O'Connor

Australia

Full Name

Leo Patrick Devereaux O'Connor

Born

April 11, 1890, Murtoa, Victoria

Died

January 16, 1985, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 94y 280d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

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.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC46885331119639.899138221
Bowling
FormatMatRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
FC4690----000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1912/13 - 1929/30

Photos


Leo O'Connor of Queensland sets off for a single during the match against MCC at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in November 1924
Leo O'Connor of Queensland and Arthur Gilligan, MCC's captain, toss at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in November 1924. Hendren made a grand 168 for MCC in a drawn match