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Murray Bisset      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 2 103 35 25.75 0 0 0 2 1
First-class 40 70 9 1436 184 23.54 2 4 51 13
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 40 192 122 5 2/20 24.40 3.81 38.4 0 0
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
First-class span 1894/95 - 1909/10
Profile

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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Notes

Knighted 1928

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton - Mar 25-29
South Africa 314 New Zealand 67/0 (25.3 ov)
Pool B: Boland v Namibia at Paarl - Mar 26
Namibia won by 77 runs
Cross Pool: Gauteng v Border at Johannesburg - Mar 26
Border won by 91 runs
Pool A: North West v S West D at Potchefstroom - Mar 26
North West won by 133 runs
Pool A: Northerns v Northern Cpe at Pretoria - Mar 26
Northerns won by 87 runs
Cross Pool: W Province v KZN-Inland at Cape Town - Mar 26
KZN-Inland won by 161 runs
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