David Murray: 1950 – 2022
David Murray died on November 26, 2022, aged 72. He played 19 Test matches and 10 ODIs in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and went to South Africa as part of the Rebel Tours. He was remembered in the 2023 Wisden Almanack.
MURRAY, DAVID ANTHONY, died on November 25, aged 72. At the beginning of 1982, David Murray looked set for stardom, having just collected a West Indian record nine dismissals in the Boxing Day Test against Greg Chappell’s Australians. One Test later, he was gone, a pariah who would never again play at the highest level.
An apparently sudden fall from grace had deeper roots. Born into cricketing aristocracy in Barbados – he was the son of Everton Weekes – the soft-spoken Murray grew up with his grandmother in the parish of St Michael, and discovered marijuana in his early teens, revelling in the social status it