Bill Murray-Wood

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Bill Murray-Wood
Personal information
Full name William Murray-Wood
Born (1917-06-30)30 June 1917
Dartford, Kent
Died 21 December 1968(1968-12-21) (aged 51)
Southwark, London
Nickname Bill
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm leg break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1936–1953 Kent
1955–1956 MCC
1936–1938 Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 106
Runs scored 2,262
Batting average 13.96
100s/50s 3/3
Top score 107
Balls bowled 6,534
Wickets 100
Bowling average 38.50
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 6/29
Catches/stumpings 45/–
Source: Cricinfo, 19 April 2008

William Murray-Wood (30 June 1917 – 21 December 1968), known as Bill Murray-Wood, was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Oxford University and Kent County Cricket Club.[1] He was Kent's captain for two years from 1952, leaving in controversial circumstances. He was born at Dartford, Kent.

Murray-Wood was primarily a batsman and scored 106 not out on his first-class debut for Oxford in 1936 against Gloucestershire.[2] He made his Kent debut the same season and played occasionally until he was appointed captan of the Kent side in 1952.[2]

His Kent career came to an abrupt end in 1953,when the Kent committee announced that he was being replaced as captain by Doug Wright during Canterbury Cricket Week. He refuted this statement until the annual meeting the following February, when it was made clear the amateur players "would not continue under Murray-Wood's leadership".[2]

He served with the Special Operations Executive during World War II.[2] He died in Southwark, London in 1968, aged 51.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
David Clark
Kent County Cricket Club captain
1952–1953
Succeeded by
Doug Wright