Former England Captain Dexter passes away

Ted Dexter, the former England Captain, passed away yesterday, aged 86, in Wolverhampton.

Nicknamed ‘Lord Ted’, Dexter was an aggressive batsman and useful seam bowler who played 62 Tests for England and was Captain from 1961 to 1964.

He led Sussex to victory in the first two editions of the limited-overs Gillette Cup and went on to make a surprise two-Test comeback in 1968.

In a statement, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) described Dexter as “one of England’s greatest ever cricketers”.

“He was captain in 30 of his 62 Test matches and played the game with the same sense of adventure and fun that captures much of the story of his remarkable life.”

An attacking middle-order batsman, Dexter scored 4,502 runs at an average of 47.89 for England and took 66 wickets at 34.9. (BBC)


by Daily News Sri Lanka

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