For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Deryck Murray.

Deryck Murray

This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately from the article and its talk page, especially if potentially libelous.Find sources: "Deryck Murray" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (April 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) This article includes a list of general references, but it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. (April 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

Deryck Murray
Personal information
Full name
Deryck Lance Murray
Born (1943-05-20) 20 May 1943 (age 80)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
BowlingLeg break
RelationsLance Murray (father)
International information
National side
Test debut6 June 1963 v England
Last Test7 August 1980 v England
ODI debut5 September 1973 v England
Last ODI28 May 1980 v England
Domestic team information
1960–1981Trinidad and Tobago
1965–1966Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 62 26 367 144
Runs scored 1,993 294 13,292 1,938
Batting average 22.90 24.50 28.28 23.63
100s/50s 0/11 0/2 10/72 0/7
Top score 91 61* 166* 82
Balls bowled 0 0 500 0
Wickets 5
Bowling average 73.40
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/50
Catches/stumpings 181/8 37/1 740/108 164/14
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Representing  West Indies
ICC Cricket World Cup
Winner 1975 England
Winner 1979 England
Source: CricketArchive, 17 October 2010

Deryck Lance Murray (born 20 May 1943) is a former West Indies cricketer. A wicketkeeper and right-handed batsman, Murray kept wicket to the West Indian fast bowling attacks of the 1970s (including Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Colin Croft); his glovework effected 189 Test dismissals and greatly enhanced the potency of the bowling attack.

Murray captained Trinidad and Tobago 1976–1981, and was vice-captain of the sides which won the 1975 World Cup and the 1979 World Cup. He deputised for Clive Lloyd as West Indies captain in one Test match in 1979.

Early and personal life

Murray was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and educated at Queen's Royal College; he first played for Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team while still at school. He went on to study at the University of Nottingham and Jesus College, Cambridge, earning his Cambridge blue and captaining Cambridge University Cricket Club in 1966. Murray married Maureen in 1967; he has two sons and a grandson.

Cricket career

In his career, Murray played as a wicketkeeper for the national Trinidad and Tobago team as well as playing 62 Tests for the West Indies. He was first selected for the West Indies as a 20-year-old, under the captaincy of Frank Worrell; in his maiden series in 1963 he effected a record 24 dismissals. Though he never scored a Test century, Murray's right-handed batting in the middle order could be effective. During his highest Test score of 91, against India in 1975, he shared a partnership worth 250 runs with Clive Lloyd (who scored 242 not out).

Probably Murray's most famous performance came in a match in the 1975 Cricket World Cup against Pakistan when he inspired the West Indies to an unlikely and important one-wicket victory with his highest one-day international score of 61 not out, sharing in an unbroken last-wicket stand of 64 with Andy Roberts.[1] The West Indies went onto win the final, Murray clinching victory with the run out of Jeff Thomson. Murray also played in the West Indies victory in the final of the second world cup in 1979.

Murray captained the West Indies in one Test against Australia in 1979, and in two one-day internationals.

Murray played in the English County Championship for Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire.[2]

Later career

Murray served as a diplomat in the Foreign Service of Trinidad and Tobago 1978–1989, becoming a representative to the United Nations in New York, where he served as Vice-Chairman of the Fifth Committee and Chairman of the Committee for Programme & Coordination. He also worked in the financial services industry. Murray officiated as match referee for three One Day Internationals in 1992. He has also served as President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board. Murray is also Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute, the local branch of the anti-corruption organisation Transparency International.

In September 2019 he was appointed Trinidad and Tobago's High Commissioner to Jamaica.[3][4]


  1. ^ "The Murray-Roberts heist". Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  2. ^ "DERYCK MURRAY". Nottinghamshire.
  3. ^ "Deryck Murray appointed High Commissioner to Jamaica". Daily Express. 20 September 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  4. ^ Johnson, Andy (1 October 2019). "Foreign service issues". Trinidad and Tobago Express. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Deryck Murray
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!

Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.


Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?