Liam O'Connor's Instagram bio lists him as a Non - Plant based athlete. Tongue in cheek with a smile on his face and someone who doesn't take himself too seriously is what O'Connor is all about.
Growing up in Western Australia, O’Connor first started to gain attention in the 2014–15 season playing grade cricket in Perth for Bayswater-Morley District Cricket Club. In 15 games in the premier division he took 29 wickets, enough to earn himself a rookie contract with the Western Warriors, Western Australia’s state team, for the 2015–16 season.
Though he came close to a Sheffield Shield debut, O’Connor did not get into the state team and instead played for Western Australia Under-23s in the Futures League. He was the team’s leading wicket taker with 28 wickets from just six games. As a result of his strong form he was upgraded to a full contract with the state for the 2016–17 season. O’Connor was signed by the Adelaide Strikers for BBL06 in 2016-17 and he ended up playing every game in the first half of the tournament. His standout performance came when he took the wickets of Moises Henriques and Sean Abbott in the New Year’s Eve match to achieve bowling figures of 2/12 in a win. As a result of his strong performances, O’Connor was re-signed by the Strikers for BBL|07 in which his only appearance was in the final against the Hobart Hurricanes where the team won the tournament. He made his first-class debut for Western Australia in the 2018–19 Sheffield Shield season on 23 February 2019. He made his List A debut on 31 October 2019, for Western Australia in the 2019–20 Marsh One-Day Cup.
O’Connor works as an insurance broker for Robinson Insurance Broking. He enjoys travel, watching sport (AFL and Basketball) as well as hanging out with friends and family and listening to music.
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