One of West Indies GREATEST WICKET KEEPERS DIED A POORPER

David Murray, West Indies’ unforgiven wicketkeeper, dies aged 72

Brilliant gloveman never recovered from fateful decision to tour Apartheid South Africa in 1980s

Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller

26-Nov-2022

David Murray in action, Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 4th day, December 12, 1980

 

It was Murray’s misfortune that his career ended up being bookended by two of the most legendary Caribbean wicketkeepers of them all – his namesake (but no relation) Deryck Murray, who kept him out of the Test team for much of his pomp, and then at the start of the 1980s, his younger rival Jeff Dujon, who once admitted that Murray’s silky skills made his own glovework look like “Dolly Parton”, but whose superior batting brooked no argument with the selectors.