Murray Vernon

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Murray Vernon
Personal information
Full name Murray Trevor Vernon
Born (1937-02-09)9 February 1937
Kondinin, Western Australia, Australia
Died 16 April 2013(2013-04-16) (aged 76)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg spin
Role Batsman
Relations Wife: Barbra Vernon - Children: Denise, Grant and Kerry - Grandchild: Melisa, Mitchell, Cassandra, Gabrielle, Conor, Olivia and Cooper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1955–1968 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 73
Runs scored 4169
Batting average 34.74
100s/50s 8/22
Top score 173
Balls bowled 410
Wickets 9
Bowling average 25.66
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/15
Catches/stumpings 57/-
Source: CricketArchive, 20 April 2013

Murray Trevor Vernon (9 February 1937 – 16 April 2013) was an Australian cricketer who played regularly for Western Australia from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. Vernon scored 4067 runs for Western Australia at an average of 34.76 with a highest score of 173, including eight centuries.[1] He captained Western Australia in two matches in the 1962–63 season when Barry Shepherd was unavailable, losing both. Born in Kondinin and growing up in South Perth, he also captained Melville in the Western Australian Grade Cricket competition.[2] Vernon died in Perth in April 2013, after a short illness.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First-class batting and fielding by team for Murray Vernon - CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ History of Melville Cricket Club - 1970s - melvillecricket.org. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  3. ^ Townsend, John (2013). "WA cricket mourns death of great pioneer Vernon", The Weekend West, 19–21 April 2013.