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Full name Murray Alfred James Sargent
Born August 23, 1928, North Adelaide, South Australia
Died February 28, 2012, Sanctuary Grove, Gold Coast, Queensland (aged 83 years 189 days)
Major teams Leicestershire, South Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium, Legbreak
Australian-born Murray Sargent had an odd first-class career. It began at Grace Road where he made 52 against Oxford on his debut in 1951, batting at No. 4, but the bulk of his time with the county was spent playing as a specialist batsman at No. 8. In 1952, his only full season, he scored 178 runs at 11.86 with a best of 29.
He then re-appeared in Adelaide as a 32 year old opener, playing one full season for South Australia in 1960-61 during which time he made 564 runs at 33.17. He started with 0,0 and 1 but repaid the selectors' faith thereafter, and his only hundred came at Brisbane where he cracked 164 against Queensland.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Graeme Pollock has been among the top three finest players his country ever produced; and not far off that pace in the world rankings either
The sequence of recent stuttering starts in ODIs, with the middle and lower orders picking up the pieces, does not bode well