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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 Insights on test 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 Insights on test 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

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.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack


Knighted 1928