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St Mary’s University Alumnus Added To Iconic Cricket Honours Board

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Former St Mary’s University, Twickenham student and professional cricketer, Tim Murtagh, has been added to the Lord’s honours board after taking a five-wicket haul for Ireland against England earlier today.

Murtagh – who graduated in 2003 with a degree in Sport Science – stunned the newly crowned Cricket World Cup champions at Lord’s (known as ‘the Home of Cricket’) as he took five wickets for just 13 runs.

The accomplishment came during the opening session of the first ever Test match between the England and Ireland international teams. Murtagh’s five-wicket haul was the 184th to occur at Lord's in an international cricket match, all of which are listed on the Lord’s honours board.

During his time studying at St Mary’s, Tim Murtagh played on a number of occasions for Surrey County Cricket Club and represented Great Britain as part of the British Universities cricket squad.

As well as playing international cricket for Ireland, Murtagh has been playing county cricket for Middlesex since 2007 and has amassed over 600 First-Class wickets for the county.

Speaking of his time at St Mary's, Head of Sport Andrew Reid-Smith said, "Tim was a member of an outstanding St Mary's men's cricket team that played in the BUCS Premier League against universities such as Oxford and Cambridge.

"He's a highly skilled and experienced opening bowler, an excellent first-class player for Surrey and now Middlesex and it’s wonderful to see him performing so well at Test level." 

Murtagh’s achievement at Lord’s follows on from his success in 2018 when he received Ireland’s 'Men’s International Player of the Year' award.

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