Deryck Murray

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Deryck Murray
Personal information
Full name Deryck Lance Murray
Born (1943-05-20) 20 May 1943 (age 71)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Leg break
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut 6 June 1963 v England
Last Test 7 August 1980 v England
ODI debut 5 September 1973 v England
Last ODI 28 May 1980 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1960–1981 Trinidad and Tobago
1966–1969 Nottinghamshire
1972–1975 Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 62 26 367 144
Runs scored 1,993 294 13,292 1,938
Batting average 22.90 24.50 28.28 23.63
100s/50s 0/11 0/2 10/72 0/7
Top score 91 61* 166* 82
Balls bowled 0 0 500 0
Wickets 5
Bowling average 73.40
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/50
Catches/stumpings 181/8 37/1 740/108 164/14
Source: Cricket Archive, 17 October 2010

Deryck Lance Murray (born 20 May 1943) is a former West Indies cricketer. A wicketkeeper and right-handed batsman, Murray kept wicket to the potent West Indian fast bowling attacks of the 1970s (including Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Colin Croft); his efficient glovework effected 189 Test dismissals and greatly enhanced the potency of the bowling attack.

Murray captained Trinidad and Tobago 1976–1981, and was vice-captain of the sides which won the 1975 World Cup and the 1979 World Cup. He deputised for Clive Lloyd as West Indies captain in one Test match in 1979.

Early and personal life[edit]

Murray was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and educated at Queen's Royal College; he first played for Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team while still at school. He went on to study at Nottingham University and Jesus College, Cambridge, earning his Cambridge blue and captaining Cambridge University Cricket Club in 1967. Murray married his wife Maureen in 1967; they have two sons, Michael and Nigel.

Playing career[edit]

In his career, he played as a wicketkeeper for the national Trinidad and Tobago team as well as playing 62 Tests for the West Indies. He was first selected for the West Indies as a 20-year-old, under the captaincy of Frank Worrell; in his maiden series in 1963 he effected a record 24 dismissals. Though he never scored a Test century, Murray's elegant right-handed batting in the middle order could be effective. During his highest Test score of 91, against India in 1975, he shared a partnership worth 250 runs with Clive Lloyd (who scored 242 not out).

Murray played in the English County Championship for Warwickshire.

Latter career[edit]

Murray served as a diplomat in the Foreign Service of Trinidad and Tobago 1978–1989, becoming a representative to the United Nations in New York, where he served as Vice-Chairman of the Fifth Committee and Chairman of the Committee for Programme & Coordination. He also worked in the financial services industry. Murray officiated as match referee for three One Day Internationals in 1992. He is currently serving as President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board.

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Preceded by
Alvin Kallicharran
West Indies Test cricket captains
1979/80
Succeeded by
Viv Richards