Wellington Firebirds debut: v Northern Knights 2010-11 (first-class)
Best bat: 141 v Central Stags 2010-11 (first-class)
Stephen Murdoch is the Wellington Firebirds Plunket Shield (first-class) captain in 2012-13.
Stephen Murdoch’s name was on every cricket followers lips In January after his commanding match winning 225 not out off just 157 balls to help the Powerade Wellington U23s to an exhilarating 50-over win over their Auckland annual counterparts at the inaugural National U23 tournament at Lincoln.
Chasing 356 for victory, Murdoch batted beautifully to guide us to a hugely satisfying 3-wicket win with 5 balls to spare. Starting off slowly he then exploded and his innings eventually included 156 runs in boundaries. He cleared the boundary rope to hit the winning runs off the first ball of the last over.
He was selected as one of three promising players in the 2011 New Zealand cricket Almanack.
Murdoch scored a century against the Central Stags in the opening Plunket Shield match of the 2011-12 season and reached 1,000 first-class runs whilst batting for Wellington at home at the Hawkins Basin Reserve agaisnt the Otago Volts at the end of November 2011.
Name: Stephen Murdoch
Playing Style: Right-hand bat / Right-arm medium bowler
Secondary School Attended: St Patricks College, Wellington
Earliest Cricket Memory: Playing in the backyard with Dad and Granddad
Favourite Ground to play: Basin Reserve
Most memorable cricket moment: 1st First-Class hundred
Favourite player growing up: Martin Crowe
The non-cricketing sports person or team I most admire: Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor
If I wasn’t a Firebird I’d be… Working in a bank
Favourite superhero: Superman
Favourite holiday destination: Croatia
In my spare time I like to… Spend time with mates, travel
My signature dish is… Gourmet Burgers
My favourite movie is… The Rock and Shawshank Redemption
Chores as kid: Vacuuming and helping Mum in the garden
My favourite food is… Thai or Burgers
Favourite school subject: P.E
Worst school subject: English
Do you have any pets? No
If I could have anything, I would want… An Island with everything I need and fam and friends
The biggest influence on my cricketing career is… Dad
Something you didn’t know about me is… I own a mung bean plantation in Malawi