Born in Carlisle, WA in 1928, Harry Gorringe was a tall right-arm medium fast bowler who played 28 first-class matches for the state between 1951 and 1959.
Bred on the quick WACA wickets as a Member of the East Perth Cricket Club, Gorringe had the knack of getting the ball to skid off the pitch unexpectedly.
Harry Gorringe’s first-class career spanned eight years, over which time he claimed 89 wickets at an average of 34.88 in 28 matches.
In 1952, Gorringe pulled off the amazing feat of taking 8-56 in his third first-class match for WA. The eight-wicket harvest against Queensland saw him take four wickets in two overs without conceding a run, and the match was forever known as "Gorringe’s Match”.
He coached both club and state players and was influential in East Perth’s 1948-49 Premiership win.The WACA extends its deepest sympathies to Harry's family, wife Sandra and sons Rory and Kieran.