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Murray Goodwin
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Personal information
Full name Murray William Goodwin
Born 11 December 1972 (1972-12-11) (age 37)
Salisbury, Rhodesia
Nickname Muzza, Fuzz, Goodie
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Role batsman
International information
National side Zimbabwe
Test debut (cap 37) 7 January 1998 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 1 June 2000 v England
ODI debut (cap 52) 22 January 1998 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 22 July 2000 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1994-2007 Western Australia
2001-2009 Sussex
1998/99 Mashonaland
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 19 71 250 329
Runs scored 1,414 1,818 19,180 9,982
Batting average 42.84 27.13 47.95 35.90
100s/50s 3/8 2/8 59/79 13/62
Top score 166* 112* 344* 167
Balls bowled 119 248 713 351
Wickets 4 7 7
Bowling average 52.50 53.71 43.71
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 0/3 1/12 2/23 1/9
Catches/stumpings 10/– 20/– 139/– 102/–
Source: CricketArchive, 21 August 2009

Murray William Goodwin (born 11 December 1972 in Salisbury - now Harare) is a cricketer who played 19 Tests and 71 One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe. He is a right-handed top order batsman strong on the back-foot and a good cutter and puller of the ball.

Born in Zimbabwe, Goodwin emigrated to Australia as a child. He moved back to Zimbabwe and represented them for two years between 1998 and 2000. His wife had trouble settling in Zimbabwe and after the England tour of 2000 they moved back to Australia.

After his retirement from international cricket he became a regular for the Western Warriors in Australia and for Sussex in England. He made 1183 runs for Western Australia in 2003-04 and highlighted his consistency with 840 the following season. He has also played for the Netherlands as an overseas player.

Goodwin holds the Sussex record for the highest individual innings with 344* against Somerset in 2009, beating his own record of 335* set in 2003.[1] Goodwin's 2003 innings helped Sussex to win their first ever Championship title, after 164 years. He is also the only Sussex batsman to have twice made a double century and century in the same match.[2]

Goodwin led Sussex to the league title in the final match of the 2008 NatWest Pro40 competition. After the collapse of Sussex's top and middle order against Nottinghamshire CCC, his 87 not out from 64 balls steered Sussex to victory. Needing three runs from the Charlie Shreck's final delivery to tie the match and ensure victory for Sussex in the league table, Goodwin hit a six over long on to clinch the game.[3]

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