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Deryck Murray
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Deryck Murray

West Indies
Deryck Murray

INTL CAREER: 1963 - 1992

Full Name

Deryck Lance Murray

Born

May 20, 1943, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Age

77y 355d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

relations

(father)

Other

Referee

TEAMS

Deryck Murray was a thoughtful, composed figure in the West Indies side for 17 years. It started when Frank Worrell entrusted the wicketkeeping position in England in 1963 to a diminutive boyish figure, barely out of his teens - and was rewarded with a record 24 victims. Murray's influence on the improved status of cricketers in the Caribbean was immense, and in later life, after retirement, he took that diplomatic role on Trinidad's behalf to the United Nations. His keeping was compact, tidy and, bearing in mind some of his more exuberant successors, generally understated. Nowadays, when more runs are demanded of keepers, he might not have played as much as he did. But his batting was as dapper as his glovework. At Bombay in 1974-75 he made 91 and helped Clive Lloyd add 250 for the sixth wicket. He took to cricket administration and served as president of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board. He lost the post to Azim Bassarath in 2009.
Mike Selvey November 2009

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test6296919939122.9001171818
ODI2617529461*24.5046862.8202371
FC3675548513292166*28.341072740108
List A1441123019388223.630716514
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test62------------
ODI26------------
FC36750036752/5073.40100.0000
List A144000-----000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
ODI33
Deryck Murray portrait
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Referee
FC Matches
Span
1960/61 - 1980/81
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1980/81

Photos


Deryck Murray receives the Carib International Challenge Trophy from Carib CEO Andrew Sabga
Zahoor edges a Benjamin delivery past keeper Murray
Deryck Murray, Clyde Walcott, Viv Richards and Alvin Kallicharran field as English footballer Geoff Hurst tries his hand at batting a football
Members of the West Indian team record a song in a studio in 1976
Batsman John Edrich hands over an extra large bat brought to the field by a spectator to wicketkeeper Deryck Murray
Deryck Murray portrait