FILE PHOTO: British Sporting Heroes exhibition 15/10/98 Ted Dexter. REUTERS/File Picture
August 26, 2021
(Reuters) – Former England captain Ted Dexter has died aged 86 after a current sickness, Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC) mentioned on Thursday.
Dexter, nicknamed “Lord Ted”, was an aggressive batsman and part-time seam bowler who performed 62 checks for England after making his debut in 1958 in opposition to New Zealand.
He captained England and Sussex within the early Sixties.
“After a current sickness, he handed away peacefully within the Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton at noon yesterday, surrounded by his household,” MCC mentioned in a press release https://www.lords.org/lords/news-stories/ted-dexter-1935-2021.
“Ted was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and one among England’s biggest ever cricketers. He was captain in 30 of his 62 Take a look at matches and performed the sport with the identical sense of journey and enjoyable that captures a lot of the story of his outstanding life.”
Dexter scored 4,502 runs at a median of 47.89 throughout his check profession and took 66 wickets at a median of 34.93.
As a cricket administrator Dexter turned chairman of the England selectors between 1989 and 1993.
He additionally developed a check participant rating system that was formally adopted by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) in 2003 and varieties the premise of the governing physique’s present check rankings.
Dexter was later appointed president of MCC and was awarded a CBE in 2001.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan paid tribute to Dexter, who was inducted into the ICC Corridor of Fame in June.
“Ted Dexter was somebody who all the time went out of his option to supply a lot nice recommendation to me and plenty of others … seeing him arrive for lunch on his motorcycle after which sit and hearken to him focus on all cricketing points was all the time a pleasure,” Vaughan mentioned on Twitter https://twitter.com/MichaelVaughan/standing/1430789742745079808.
(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Enhancing by David Goodman)