David Anthony Murray
May 29, 1950, Murray's Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
November 25, 2022, Barbados, (aged 72y 180d)
Right hand Bat
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.
Batting & Fielding