Jack O'Connor (English cricketer)

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Jack O'Connor
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 4 540
Runs scored 153 28764
Batting average 21.85 34.90
100s/50s -/1 72/129
Top score 51 248
Balls bowled 162 39783
Wickets 1 557
Bowling average 72.00 32.89
5 wickets in innings - 18
10 wickets in match - 2
Best bowling 1/31 7/52
Catches/stumpings 2/- 226/1
Source: CricInfo

Jack O'Connor (born 6 November 1897, Cambridge, died 22 February 1977, Buckhurst Hill, Essex) was an English cricketer who played in four Tests from 1929 to 1930.

O'Connor was the son of John O'Connor who played for Derbyshire and nephew of Herbert Carpenter who played for Essex. O'Connor's was a mainstay of the Essex county side between the Wars, scoring 1,000 runs a season 16 times. Of diminutive stature, he was quick to drive and pull but was suspect against the fastest bowling and suffered occasional fallow spells in the county game.[citation needed] He compiled 72 centuries in all, including one against every other county and university side.

Bowling a mix of leg and off spin, O'Connor took 557 wickets, including 93 in 1926. He played one Test against South Africa in 1929 and, that winter, three more as part of a below strength touring team in the West Indies. After retiring from the first class arena, he coached at Eton.

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