Murray Goodwin played for Glamorgan in 2013 and 2014, before bringing the curtain down on a prolific career spanning almost 20 years during which the Harare-born batsman scored 23, 723 runs in first-class cricket besides posting 71 hundreds.
Murray had made his first-class debut for Western Australia in 1994/95 season when England played at the WACA in Perth, with Murray scoring 91 and 77. During 1998 he made his Test debut for his native Zimbabwe, playing against Sri Lanka in Kandy and went on to win 19 Tests caps, besides averaging 43 in international cricket.
After retiring from international duty, Murray began a long-term association with Sussex during which he established a reputation as one of the most consistent batsmen on the county circuit. , with the highlight of his twelve years with the South Coast club seeing him post a Club record of 344* against Somerset in 2009 besides winning seven trophies and three Championship pennants.
Murray subsequently joined Glamorgan in 2013 and, during his first season, he averaged over 50 with the bat in the County Championship matches, besides scoring four centuries. However, he met with less success in 2014 and at the end of the summer decided to finish his career at the age of 41, with his last appearance for the Welsh county taking place at his old stamping ground at Hove in the Royal London One-Day Cup match against the Sussex Sharks, with Murray making a half-century from just 26 balls to see the Welsh county to victory.
GOODWIN, Murray William
Born – Harare, 11th December 1972.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 194 v Lancashire at Old Trafford, 2013.
In List A cricket – 79 v Surrey at Guildford, 2014.
In T20 cricket – 71 v Essex at The SSE SWALEC, 2014.