Lesley Murdoch
ONZM MBE
Lesley Murdoch ONZM (cropped).jpg
Murdoch in 2016
Personal information
Full nameLesley Jean Murdoch
Born (1956-03-18) 18 March 1956 (age 66)
Christchurch, New Zealand
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleBatter
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 73)12 January 1979 v Australia
Last Test1 February 1990 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 28)10 January 1982 v England
Last ODI11 February 1990 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1975/76–1990/91Canterbury
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WFC WLA
Matches 6 25 56 51
Runs scored 253 417 2,280 1,172
Batting average 25.30 21.94 37.37 27.90
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 0/18 1/6
Top score 72 69 96 117
Balls bowled 24 16
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/– 4/– 18/– 8/–
Source: CricketArchive, 3 August 2021

Lesley Jean Murdoch ONZM MBE (née Shankland; born 18 March 1956) is a New Zealand former cricketer and field hockey player. Between 1979 and 1990 she appeared in 6 Test matches and 25 One Day Internationals for New Zealand as a batter.[1] Murdoch also captained New Zealand in three Tests, drawing two and losing one, and fifteen One Day Internationals, winning eight and losing six, with one no result. She played domestic cricket for Canterbury.[2] In hockey, she was a member of the New Zealand team that finished sixth at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.[3]

In the 1987 New Year Honours, Murdoch was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to cricket and hockey.[4] In the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours, she was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport.[5]

Murdoch is currently a commentator for Sky Network Television calling netball, hockey and cricket. She also is a sideline reporter for Radio Sport during rugby matches at AMI Stadium and hosts a Saturday morning sports show on Christchurch's Newstalk ZB.

She is also a commentator for the OBS.

References

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Lesley Murdoch". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Lesley Murdoch". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  3. ^ Leslie Murdoch. Profile at olympic.org.nz. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  4. ^ "No. 50766". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 31 December 1986. p. 34.
  5. ^ "Queen's 90th birthday honours list 2016". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.