Murray Goodwin

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: December 11, 1972, Salisbury (now Harare)
Height: 1.77 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Murray Goodwin Bio

Murray William Goodwin, a diminutive yet powerful cricket player, has left an indelible mark on the sport, displaying immense talent and skill throughout his career. Born in Rhodesia, Goodwin’s formative years were spent in Perth, Australia, where he honed his craft on the notorious WACA wickets. This upbringing molded him into a predominantly back-foot player, known for his ability to cut and pull pacemen with unparalleled precision.

Goodwin’s batting prowess transcended traditional boundaries, allowing him to excel in any position within the top four. His light feet and agility made him equally adept against spin, and his quick reflexes made him an asset in the field. Despite playing only 19 Test matches, Goodwin’s impact on Zimbabwe cricket history is undeniable.

Upon returning to Australia after his family’s emigration, Goodwin’s wife struggled to acclimate to the Zimbabwean lifestyle, prompting his departure after the 2000 England tour. Although his Test career ended at this point, it marked the beginning of a successful chapter with Sussex, where he made a name for himself.

In 2001, Goodwin enjoyed a prolific season, establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with. However, it was two years later that he etched his name in the annals of Sussex cricket history. During a memorable match against Leicestershire, Goodwin showcased his exceptional batting skills, scoring an unbeaten 335 runs—an astounding achievement that cemented his status as a club legend. This momentous performance also secured Sussex’s first ever Championship title in their 164-year history.

Goodwin’s success continued in 2006 when he played a pivotal role in Sussex’s triumph in the C&G Trophy final. Throughout his career, he enjoyed several remarkable seasons, including scoring 1,183 runs in 2003-04 and 840 runs the subsequent summer while representing Western Australia. These accomplishments catapulted him into the top 15 of the state’s domestic first-class run list, further solidifying his reputation as a top-class batsman.

In his quest for new challenges, Goodwin joined the Indian Cricket League (ICL) in its second season, representing the Ahmedabad Rockets. He showcased his skills in eight games before ultimately choosing to leave the league and commit to Sussex. Goodwin concluded his cricket journey with Glamorgan in 2014, retiring after the 2014 summer season.

Throughout his illustrious career, Goodwin consistently demonstrated his dedication, perseverance, and immense talent. His contributions to the sport extended beyond the boundaries of the pitch, leaving a lasting impact on the cricketing world. As an accomplished player, he will forever be remembered for his exceptional batting performances and his unwavering commitment to the sport he loved.

Murray Goodwin Career Stats

Murray Goodwin Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 37 4 1414 166* 42.84 3053 46.31 3 8 165 5 10 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 71 70 3 1818 112* 27.13 2654 68.5 2 8 160 8 20 0
FC 320 554 46 23723 344* 46.69 - - 71 98 - - 168 0
List A 383 364 42 11477 167 35.64 - - 14 71 - - 115 0
T20s 120 108 15 2626 102* 28.23 2116 124.1 2 14 287 38 23 0

Murray Goodwin Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 19 8 119 69 0 - - - 3.47 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 71 15 248 210 4 1/12 1/12 52.5 5.08 62 0 0 0
FC 320 - 713 376 7 2/23 - 53.71 3.16 101.8 - 0 0
List A 383 - 351 306 7 1/9 1/9 43.71 5.23 50.1 0 0 0
T20s 120 - - - - - - - - - - - -

See more Zimbabwe cricketers