Ted Orme was a talented young sportsman in Derbyshire during the late 1930s, playing 2nd XI cricket for his native county, besides being Derbyshire table tennis champion in both 1937 and 1938.
Whilst on National Service in South Wales, Ted was chosen to play for Glamorgan against Sir Learie Constantine’s XI at Barry Island during July 1944. The right-handed batter and leg-spinner shared a decent opening stand with Willie Jones and carried his bat for an unbeaten 59 as the Welsh county beat the visitors from the Caribbean by five wickets.
When Ted was in South Wales he played club cricket for Newport and Ebbw Vale. After the war he returned to the East Midlands and continued to play for Derby LMS, Ilkeston, Duffield, Allestree.
ORME, Samuel Edward (‘Ted’).
Born – Derby, 27 April 1917.
Died – Derby, 9 November 1975.
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