Goodwin honoured with life membership

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Murray Goodwin in action for Colts
Camera IconMurray Goodwin in action for Colts Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Bunbury batting sensation Murray Goodwin has been recognised for his outstanding career with the Western Australian Cricket Association by being named a life member.

Goodwin received the honour alongside former teammate and good friend Michael Hussey at the WACA’s annual general meeting last night.

At the age of 22 Goodwin made his debut for the Western Warriors, playing 59 First Class games and scoring 4078 runs, including 10 centuries and 18 half centuries.

Goodwin also played 50 one day games for WA, scoring 1467 runs and at one stage had the record for most runs in an Australian one day game with 167.

The 44-year-old not only played for WA, but had successful stints in England’s County competition with Sussex (2001-2012) and Glamorgan (2013-2014).

Murray Goodwin was known for his excellent stroke play and consistency.
Camera IconMurray Goodwin was known for his excellent stroke play and consistency. Credit: WA News

The top-order batsman also represented his country of birth, Zimbabwe, at both Test and One Day International level, finishing with an international career average of 32 with three Test hundreds and two one-day tons.

Goodwin said he was humbled to receive the honour, especially besides Hussey.

“I am grateful to them for recognising my cricket career overseas as well as for WA,” he said.

“I am now just happy to be coaching the kids and helping them make the Warriors.”

Goodwin said he had many fond memories, including winning One Day championships and making Sheffield Shield finals.

“Probably my fondest memory was in the changerooms when we were celebrating the wins,” he said.

Goodwin finished his career with 320 First Class matches, scoring more than 23,000 runs at an average of 46.69 with 71 hundreds.

He also played 19 Test matches for Zimbabwe, scoring 1414 runs at an average of 42.84.

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