Former England wicketkeeper John Murray passes away

Test cricket

Former Middlesex County Cricket Club and England wicketkeeper John Murray MBE passed away at the age of 83 on Tuesday 24 July.

Only Bob Taylor claimed more dismissals in first-class cricket than Murray who also played 21 Tests for England.

Murray fell ill shortly after watching Middlesex beat Warwickshire in a County Championship game at Lord’s on Tuesday.

He played 508 first-class games and 147 one-day matches for Middlesex in a career that spanned 23 years.

Murray scored 18,872 first class runs passing fifty on no fewer than 100 occasions.

Middlesex president John Emburey said of the former Test player: “He is undoubtedly the finest wicketkeeper in the history of the club.

“He was a Middlesex man through and through and he continued to serve the club magnificently after retirement as a committee man, confidant and, most of all supporter.

“In many ways, it was fitting that his last day was spent at Lord’s enjoying a Middlesex victory.”