Ted Dexter skippered England in 30 of his 62 Assessments.© MCC/Twitter
Former England captain Ted Dexter, “considered one of England’s best ever cricketers”, has died aged 86, the Marylebone Cricket Membership introduced on Thursday. Dexter skippered England in 30 of his 62 Assessments with the MCC commenting he had performed “the recreation with the identical sense of journey and enjoyable that captures a lot of the story of his outstanding life”. The assertion added Dexter handed away peacefully in a hospice in Wolverhampton, central England, on Wednesday whereas surrounded by his household. “Ted was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and considered one of England’s best ever cricketers,” stated the MCC assertion.
An attacking batsman, Dexter scored 4,502 runs at a median of 47.89 for England, together with 9 a whole lot, and took 66 wickets at 34.9.
The Sussex star was famend for the ability with which he hit the ball and considered one of his most eye-catching innings was in opposition to the West Indies at Lord’s in 1963 when he got here in at 2-1 and smashed 70 off 75 deliveries.
After retiring, Dexter helped devise a rating system for Check gamers and likewise turned England’s chairman of selectors.
The rating system was subsequently adopted by the Worldwide Cricket Council and fashioned the premise of at the moment’s scores.
Dexter, nevertheless, had a tough time as selector whereas presiding over a weakened England crew from 1989-1993.
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