Murrell made two first-class appearances for Sussex, both against Kent in 1826 and 1828. In the 1826 match at Hawkhurst Moor, Murrell was dismissed for a duck twice. Firstly in Sussex's first-innings of 23 all out, though the bowler who dismissed him is not recorded, and secondly by Horace Bates in Sussex's second-innings total of 43 al out. Kent, who had been dismissed for 62 in their first-innings won the match by 9 wickets. In the 1828 match at the Vine Cricket Ground, Kent were dismissed for 37 in their first-innings, with Sussex making 35 in response. Murrell was one of seven ducks in the innings when he was dismissed by Ashby. Kent made 53 in their second-innings, leaving Sussex with a target of 56, which they failed to chase down, managing just 23. Murrell was unbeaten on 0. These were his only major appearances for Sussex.