Former England and Sussex captain Ted Dexter has died at the age of 86

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Dexter, nicknamed ‘Lord Ted,’ was an aggressive batsman and good seam bowler who captained England from 1961 to 1964, appearing in 62 Tests.

In the first two editions of the limited-overs Gillette Cup, he guided Sussex to wins, and in 1968, he led Sussex to a remarkable two-test comeback.

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) called Dexter “one of England’s best ever cricketers” in a statement.

He captained his team in 30 of his 62 Test matches, and he played with the same feeling of adventure and joy that characterizes so much of his fascinating life. “

Dexter died quietly at the Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton at midday on Wednesday, August 25th, surrounded by his family, according to the statement.

Dexter was an attacking middle-order batsman for England, scoring 4,502 runs at an average of 47.89 and taking 66 wickets at 34.9.

He was known for his batsmanship, and his most famous innings came against the West Indies at Lord’s in 1963, when he came in at 0-1 and hammered 70 off 73 deliveries. Six of his nine Test centuries were above 140 points.

He missed the start of the 1964-65 tour of South Africa to run for the Conservative Party’s Cardiff South East ward, but returned as vice-captain after finishing second in the ward.

After retiring, he assisted in the creation of a rating system for Test players and served as the head of England’s selectors.

He missed the start of the 1964-65 tour of South Africa to run for the Conservative Party’s Cardiff South East ward, but returned as vice-captain after finishing second in the ward.

After retiring, he assisted in the creation of a rating system for Test players and served as the head of England’s selectors.

•Admirers and friends pay tribute to a remarkable servant of the game.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) expressed shock at Ted Dexter’s passing, saying that the former England captain “would be remembered both for his dashing and appealing strokeplay and for his vast interests outside the game.

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