Peter Murray-Willis

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Peter Murray-Willis
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Personal information
Full name Peter Earnshaw Murray-Willis
Born (1910-07-14)14 July 1910
Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England
Died 7 July 1995(1995-07-07) (aged 84)
Uckfield Park, Sussex, England
Batting Right-handed
Domestic team information
Years Team
1938–1946 Northamptonshire
1935–1936 Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 29
Runs scored 467
Batting average 10.37
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 54
Balls bowled 0
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 3/–
Source: [1], 7 September 2007

Peter Earnshaw Murray-Willis (14 July 1910 – 7 July 1995) was an English first-class cricketer. He played 29 times at first-class level either side of the Second World War, at first for Worcestershire and then for Northamptonshire.

Despite his short career, in 1946 he not only won his county cap for Northamptonshire, but also captained the county on 18 occasions.[1] A Wisden writer much later called him a "somewhat miscast captain".[2]

Murray-Willis passed fifty only once in his first-class career: making 54 for Northamptonshire against his former county of Worcestershire, in a high-scoring match at Kidderminster in July 1946.[3]


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