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John Murray
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John Murray

England
John Murray

INTL CAREER: 1961 - 1967

Full Name

John Thomas Murray

Born

April 01, 1935, North Kensington, London

Died

July 24, 2018 (aged 83y 114d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

John Murray was one of cricket's greatest stylists - a wicketkeeper whose gloves, palms uppermost before each ball, traced flowing semi-circles, one the mirror image of the other; and a batsman who it sometimes seemed would rather lose his wicket than make an ugly stroke. But appearances were deceptive. Murray, a talkative west Londoner, not only made spectacular catches standing back, but after Harold Stephenson of Somerset brought off more stumpings than any keeper since the war, including a high number of leg-side ones from Fred Titmus's offbreaks. His world record of 1527 wicketkeeping dismissals stood for a decade until Bob Taylor surpassed it. As a batsman "JT" specialised in elegant thirties. But against West Indies at The Oval in 1966, his 112 (from No. 8) enabled England, trailing 3-0 in the series, to save face with an innings win. John Thicknesse

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test2128550611222.00122523
FC6359361361887214223.5916841268259
List A14913619228175*19.490816433
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test21------------
FC63534124362/1040.5056.8000
List A149000-----000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1952 - 1975
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1975

Photos


John Murray
John Murray
John Murray
The Middlesex squad in 1975
Chandu Borde bats
Tom Graveney (left) and John Murray leave the field