Gordon Muchall

Gordon Muchall

Shirt Number 24
Squad number: 24
Durham Representative No.: 67
Role: Right Hand Bat
Gordon Muchal

Brief bio

Twitter - @gmuchall
Date of birth - 2 November 1982, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Durham First Class Debut - April 2002 v Middlesex (home)

Gordon Muchall proved that he still has a lot to offer as a four-day cricketer during 2014.

The experienced middle-order batsman had to wait until mid-May for his first LV=County Championship appearance of the season, but some impressive scores ensured he retained his place for the rest of the summer.

A 12th first class century arrived at Trent Bridge in May, as Muchall struck a fluent unbeaten 158. He dominated the hosts' attack, which included Stuart Broad and Peter Siddle, and seemed set for a second double century of his career until heavy rain intervened.

The Newcastle-born star provided a number of memorable moments during the season, including a stunning diving catch in the NatWest T20 Blast match with Lancashire Lightning. He also featured 11 times during Durham's successful Royal London One-Day Cup campaign.

Muchall made his first class debut in 2002 and subsequently developed a reputation as a reliable performer who possesses the ability to time a ball beautifully.

He averaged over 45 in both 40 over and T20 cricket during 2013 and signed a two-year contract extension at Emirates Durham ICG.

Awarded a joint benefit year for 2014, Muchall was rightly recognised for over a decade of service at his home county.

First Class Highest Score - 219 (v Kent, 2006)
List A Highest Score - 101* (v Yorkshire, 2005)
Twenty20 Highest Score - 66* (v Derbyshire, 2013)

Best First Class Bowling Figures - 3-26 (v Yorkshire, 2003)
Best List A Bowling Figures - 1-15 (v Sussex, 2003)
Best Twenty20 Bowling Figures - 1-8 (v Lancashire, 2003)

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