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Anton Murray
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Anton Murray

South Africa

INTL CAREER: 1952 - 1954

Full Name

Anton Ronald Andrew Murray

Born

April 30, 1922, Grahamstown, Cape Province

Died

April 17, 1995, Cape Town, Cape Province, (aged 72y 352d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm slow medium

TEAMS

Wisden obituary
Anton Ronald Andrew Murray, who died on April 17, 1995, aged 72, after a long illness, played ten Test matches for South Africa as an all-rounder. He was a vigorous right-handed batsman, an accurate medium-paced stock bowler, and one of the most athletic members of the brilliant fielding team that toured Australia in 1952-53. He played four Tests, missing the Fourth because of appendicitis, the after-effects of which hampered him on his return; but his 51 in the Second Test was vital in helping put South Africa into position for their first win over Australia in 42 years. His only Test century came later that tour, at Wellington. He scored 109 and his seventh-wicket partnership of 246 with Jackie McGlew was then a world Test record. He toured England in 1955 but did not make the Test team. Murray played for Eastern Province from 1947-48 to 1955-56. He was founding Head Master of St Alban's College in Pretoria a post he held for 20 years from 1963 to 1983..
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test1014128910922.2311030
FC6410010268513329.83415320
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test10162374710184/1695/4939.441.79131.80100
FC641405746831887/3024.901.9974.7082
Anton Ronald Andrew Murray
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