Joe Murrell      

Full name Harry Robert Murrell

Born November 19, 1879, Hounslow, Middlesex

Died August 15, 1952, West Wickham, Kent (aged 72 years 270 days)

Major teams Kent, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm bowler

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Scorer

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 378 528 62 6663 96* 14.29 0 24 565 269
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 378 213 174 0 - - - 4.90 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1899 - 1926

Joe Murrell, who died at his home at West Wickham, Kent, on August 15, aged 71, was for forty-six years associated with Middlesex, first as wicket-keeper and afterwards as scorer. Born at Hounslow, Middlesex, on November 19, 1880, Joe Murrell as he was always known, began his first-class career with Kent, playing for them in twenty-seven matches between 1899 and 1905. As Fred Huish was then in his prime, Murrell found the opportunity to keep wicket on only six occasions during that period, but he caught seventeen batsmen and stumped three. He took part in the tie between Kent and Surrey at The Oval in 1905, of which match Lord Harris, in his History of Kent County Cricket, wrote: To show the coolness of some of our team, when the match was a tie and Smith skied the ball to Murrell - at third man - the latter quietly rubbed his hands on his trousers and then caught it, while I am told that Blythe said, before the ball was in Murrell's hands, `This is the first tie-match I have ever played in!'

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May 8, 1921

The Middlesex side that won the 1921 Championship. Richard Twining, Hugh Dales, Jack Hearne, Jack Durston, Arthur Tanner, Harry Lee; (front row, l-r) Patsy Hendren, Nigel Haig, Frank Mann, Hon Clarence Bruce, Joe Murrell.

The Middlesex side that won the 1921 Championship