Full name Murray Bisset
Born April 14, 1876, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Died October 24, 1931, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia (aged 55 years 193 days)
Major teams South Africa, Western Province
Also known as Sir Murray Bisset
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 14-16, 1899 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 11-14, 1910 scorecard|
|First-class span||1894/95 - 1909/10|
Sir Murray Bisset, born at Port Elizabeth on April 14, 1876, died at Salisbury, Rhodesia, on October 24. At the time of his death he was Acting-Governor of Rhodesia. He captained Western Province for several seasons and when in 1898-99 Lord Hawke's team toured South Africa he played in two Test matches against them. In 1901, he led the South African team in England--the tour financed by J. D. Logan with Lohmann as manager. Extremely popular both on and off the field, he not only controlled the side with skill, but in all matches during the tour scored 1,080 runs with an average of 27. By brilliant hitting all round the wicket he put together, against Derbyshire, an innings of 184. Sir Murray was also a good wicketkeeper but, in view of EA Halliwell's consistent form that season, did not often take on these duties. His final appearance in Test cricket came in 1910 against the MCC team led by Mr. HDG Leveson Gower.
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