East Bierley legend rolling back the years

East Bierley legend rolling back the years

BRADFORD League legend Murphy Walwyn, who began his career at East Bierley 45 years ago, has long kept his age a secret but selection for the England over 60’s has at least narrowed it down.

Walwyn has completed almost 15,000 runs in the Bradford League and though most of those were with Bierley he has also played for Woodlands and Gomersal in a career in which additional success with the ball has been a feature. He has twice taken all ten wickets in an innings - a feat which has only otherwise been achieved by SF Barnes and Yorkshire’s Sandy Jaques.

Although normally a second team player these days a rare first team appearance for East Bierley recently resulted in a knee injury but, though currently sidelined, Walwyn expects to be back playing soon and is in line for a trip to Australia with the England over 60 side in November.

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