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David Murray      

Full name David Anthony Murray

Born May 29, 1950, Murray's Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados

Current age 65 years 5 days

Major teams West Indies, Barbados

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Father - ED Weekes, Son - RL Hoyte

David Anthony Murray
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 31 3 601 84 21.46 0 3 0 57 5
ODIs 10 7 2 45 35 9.00 140 32.14 0 0 6 0 16 0
First-class 114 176 30 4503 206* 30.84 7 19 293 30
List A 49 37 11 627 78 24.11 0 4 68 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 114 12 11 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0
List A 49 8 13 0 - - - 9.75 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Australia at Georgetown, Mar 31-Apr 5, 1978 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Sep 7, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 5, 1981 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1970/71 - 1981/82
List A span 1972/73 - 1983/84
Profile

But for his namesake Deryck, the West Indian David Murray would surely have played many more than 19 Tests. He was a talented wicketkeeper and a capable batsman who made three Test fifties and a first-class double hundred, at Jamshedpur on the 1978-79 tour of India. He took over from Deryck Murray - they were not related - in 1980-81 and was briefly No. 1. But he had serious underlying drug problems and was almost sent home from Australia in 1975-76. In Australia six years later he played back-to-back Tests with a broken finger but reacted angrily to being dropped for the one-dayers that followed and did not play again. In 1983 he threw in his lot with the West Indies rebel tour of South Africa and received a life ban. He lived in Australia until 1991 when he returned to his native Bridgetown. He fell on hard times and became a drug addict.
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