Bruce Murray      

Full name Bruce Alexander Grenfell Murray

Born September 18, 1940, Johnsonville, Wellington

Current age 74 years 72 days

Major teams New Zealand, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 13 26 1 598 90 23.92 0 5 2 21 0
First-class 102 187 11 6257 213 35.55 6 43 124 0
List A 1 1 0 6 6 6.00 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 1 6 0 1 1/0 1/0 0.00 0.00 6.0 0 0 0
First-class 102 868 30 4/43 28.93 0 0
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v India at Dunedin, Feb 15-20, 1968 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1971 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958-1973
List A span 1970-1971
Profile

Wisden Overview
A tall, unflappable, and somewhat dour opening batsman who used his long reach to the full, Murray played for Wellington for almost ten seasons before he received international recognition, although he did tour Australia with New Zealand in 1967-68 (there were no Tests) with considerable success. He scored 54 on his Test debut against India in 1968-69, followed by 74 in the next Test, and did enough to be picked to tour England in 1969. Although he scored 800 runs at 40.00, more than anyone else, he failed to make his mark in either Test he played but still went on the tour to India and Pakistan the following winter. There he scored 641 runs at 37.70, including 329 runs at 27.41 in the six Tests. He made his Test-best of 90 in the second Test, in Lahore, as New Zealand beat Pakistan for the first time. His final Test came against England in 1970-71 when he made 1 in both innings.

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