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Murphy Su'a      

Full name Murphy Logo Su'a

Born November 7, 1966, Wanganui

Current age 47 years 263 days

Major teams New Zealand, Samoa, Auckland, Northern Districts

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Murphy Logo Su'a
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 18 5 165 44 12.69 517 31.91 0 0 21 1 8 0
ODIs 12 7 2 24 12* 4.80 56 42.85 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 51 60 15 828 56 18.40 0 2 12 0
List A 36 28 8 252 33* 12.60 0 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 22 2843 1377 36 5/73 7/120 38.25 2.90 78.9 0 2 0
ODIs 12 12 463 367 9 4/59 4/59 40.77 4.75 51.4 1 0 0
First-class 51 9143 4794 141 6/56 34.00 3.14 64.8 7 0
List A 36 1626 1212 43 6/26 6/26 28.18 4.47 37.8 3 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Auckland, Jan 30-Feb 3, 1992 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Mar 18-22, 1995 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Feb 12, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Mar 26, 1995 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1988-1995
List A span 1989-1996
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6 Samoa v Norway Apia (No 3) 22 Sep 2012 Other OD
14 Samoa v Vanuatu Apia (No 3) 19 Sep 2012 Other OD
4 Samoa v Norway Apia (No 2) 17 Sep 2012 Other OD
4 Samoa v Ghana Apia (No 3) 15 Sep 2012 Other OD
- Samoa v Fiji Port Moresby 7 Jul 2011 Other T20
6 Samoa v P.N.G. Port Moresby 6 Jul 2011 Other T20
5* Samoa v Japan Port Moresby 6 Jul 2011 Other T20
0/14, 34 Samoa v Vanuatu Port Moresby 5 Jul 2011 Other T20
7 Samoa v P.N.G. Port Moresby 4 Jul 2011 Other T20
0 Samoa v Fiji Port Moresby 4 Jul 2011 Other T20
Profile

Of Western Samoan parents, left-arm fast-medium bowler Murphy Su'a's career came alive after two medicocre seasons with Northern Districts when he moved to Auckland. In his first season (1990-91) he grabbed 28 wickets in nine matches, winning his Test call-up against England the following summer when he took eight wickets in two games. That was followed by successful tours to Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, and a Test-best 5 for 73 against Pakistan at Hamilton in January 1993. But thereafter he struggled, taking 5 for 434 in four Tests against Australia, and drifted out of the reckoning. His cause was not helped by mood swings and clashes with some senior members of the side.
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1992

Murphy Su'a bowling against England, January 1992

Murphy Su'a bowling against England

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Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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