Murray Goodwin

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Murray Goodwin
Personal information
Full nameMurray William Goodwin
Born (1972-12-11) 11 December 1972 (age 47)
Salisbury, Rhodesia
NicknameMuzza, Fuzz, Goodie
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 37)7 January 1998 v Sri Lanka
Last Test1 June 2000 v England
ODI debut (cap 52)22 January 1998 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI22 July 2000 v England
Domestic team information
2013–2014Glamorgan (squad no. 40)
2001–2012Sussex (squad no. 3)
1994–2007Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 19 71 312 375
Runs scored 1,414 1,818 23,376 11,170
Batting average 42.84 27.13 47.41 35.57
100s/50s 3/8 2/8 71/97 14/67
Top score 166* 112* 344* 167
Balls bowled 119 248 713 351
Wickets 0 4 7 7
Bowling average 52.50 53.71 43.71
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/12 2/23 1/9
Catches/stumpings 10/– 20/– 162/– 112/–
Source: CricketArchive, 22 October 2013

Murray William Goodwin (born 11 December 1972) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played 19 Tests and 71 One Day Internationals. He is a right handed top-order batsman, who is strong on the back-foot, as well as being a good cutter and puller of the ball.

International career[edit]

Born in Rhodesia, Goodwin emigrated to Australia as a child. He moved back to Zimbabwe, and represented that country for two years between 1998 and 2000. His wife had trouble settling in Zimbabwe, and so, after the Zimbabwe tour of England in 2000, they moved back to Australia. Murray Goodwin now resides in southwest Western Australia with his family.

Goodwin and Grant Flower set the record for the highest 5th wicket runstand for Zimbabwe in ODI cricket (186*).[1]

Domestic career[edit]

After his retirement from international cricket, he became a regular for the Western Warriors in Australia and for Sussex in England. He made 1,183 runs for Western Australia in 2003–04 and highlighted his consistency with 840 the following season. He has also played for the Netherlands as an overseas player.

Goodwin holds the Sussex record for the highest individual innings, with 344* against Somerset in 2009, beating his own record of 335* set in 2003.[2] Goodwin's 2003 innings helped Sussex to win their first-ever Championship title, after 164 years. He is also the only Sussex batsman to have twice made a double century and a century in the same match.[3]

Goodwin led Sussex to the league title in the final match of the 2008 NatWest Pro40 competition. After the collapse of Sussex's top and middle order against Nottinghamshire CCC, his 87 not out from 64 balls steered Sussex to victory. Needing three runs from Charlie Shreck's final delivery to tie the match and ensure victory for Sussex in the league table, Goodwin hit a six over long-on to clinch the game.[4]

Goodwin was released by Sussex County Cricket Club in August 2012, but was soon snapped up by Glamorgan, with whom he signed an initial 1-year contract on 17 October, 2012.[5] In his first season with Glamorgan, Goodwin averaged over 56 with the bat in the County Championship, this triggered a year extension to his contract.[6]

Career best performances[edit]

as of 18 October 2013

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
Tests 166 not out Zimbabwe v Pakistan Bulawayo 1998
ODI 112 not out Zimbabwe v West Indies Chester-le-Street 2000 1/12 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Sharjah 1998
FC 344 not out Sussex v Somerset Taunton 2009 2/23 Zimbabweans v Lahore City Lahore 1998
LA 167 Western Australia v New South Wales Perth 2001 1/9 Mashonaland v England A Harare 1999
T20 102 not out Sussex Sharks v Essex Eagles Chelmsford 2007


  1. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | / | Zimbabwe | One-Day Internationals | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  2. ^ Weaver, Paul (20 August 2009). "Murray Goodwin's 344 not out tops record-toppling day at Taunton". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Hundred in Each Innings of a Match for Sussex". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Super Sharks stun Notts: Glorious Goodwin steers visitors to title in sensational finish". Sky Sports. 14 September 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  5. ^ Dobell, George (18 October 2012). "Goodwin plays on at Glamorgan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Murray Goodwin pleads for longer Glamorgan contract". BBC Sport. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.

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