Horan was an Irish-born Australian cricketer who played in the first Ashes Test and captained Australia in two Tests.
But it was his cricket writing that was his biggest contribution to the game, documenting the early years of Australian cricket for scores of historians. He wrote under the name of Felix for nearly four decades in The Australasian, a weekly published by the Argus newspaper.
Horan was the first Australian cricket writer who had played the game at the highest level, paving the way for many players to enter the media. Bill O'Reilly described him as "the cricket writer par excellence".
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