First Name: Thomas Melvin "Ike"
Last Name: Murray
Sport: Bowling
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1985
Home Town: Trenton
County: Pictou County

Ike Murray of Trenton, Pictou County, in over 40 years of competitive bowling, has etched a record that is hard to match in sport. Murray bowled in his first provincial tournament in 1943 and held top honours in high average at the New Glasgow hosted event. On numerous occasions, he finished in the top 10.

His career high single is 183 with a high triple of 443. Murray represented Nova Scotia at the world candlepin bowling championships in Boston in 1962 and 1963. There were about 1000 participants and Murray placed third with a 124 average.

Murray won seven Maritime titles (1948, 1952, 1969, 197, 1971, 1976, and 1977) as well as numerous provincial titles both in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He was president of both the New Brunswick Men’s Bowling Association and the Maritime Men’s Senior Bowling Association. Ike Murray was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1985.

Melvin passed away on March 21st, 2015.


• Bowled in his 1st Provincial Tournament 1943
• Top Honours Provincial Tournament in late 1940’s
• Career High Single is 183
• Career High Triple is 443
• Rep NS at World Candlepin Bowling ‘Ships ’62 & ’63
• Has Bowled a Perfect Game of 100 without a Mark
• Bowled 10 Consecutive Spares for a 178 Single
• Won Maritime Title 1948 and 1952
• Won Provincial Titles in 1950 and 1953
• Bowled for Maritime Champions from 1969-71
• Bowled for Provincial Titles in 1970 and 1974
• Won Provincial Title with Marysville Team 1978
• Won Provincial Title with Fredericton Team 1982
• Won Provincial Title with Moncton in 1984
• Won Maritime Team Matches 1976 and 1977 Dartmouth
• President NB Men’s Bowling Association 1978-84
• President Maritime Men’s Sr Bowling Association
• Manager Eastern Bowling Corporation 1961
• Purchased Oromocto Bowling Lanes in 1964