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Murray Goodwin

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Full Name: Murray William Goodwin
Born: December 11 1972 , Harare
County: Glamorgan
Other teams: Zimbabwe, Sussex
Test debut: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Kandy, January 7-11 1998
ODI debut: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Colombo, January 22 1998
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


One of the most consistent batsmen in the recent history of the county game, Goodwin’s impact at Sussex can hardly be underestimated. After retiring from international duty with Zimbabwe in 2000, having averaged 43 in 19 Tests, the diminutive right-hander moved to Hove the following year, initially as a short-term replacement for Michael Bevan. In striking 1,654 first-class runs in his first season, including seven centuries, he not only secured a prolonged stay with Sussex, but also set the scene for more than a decade of prolific run-scoring in England’s domestic competitions. In addi...

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