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Former England Captain Ted Dexter Passes Away at 86

Former England Captain Ted Dexter Passes Away at 86
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Former England cricket team captain Ted Dexter passed away at the age of 86. MCC shared a statement saying he was a cherished person in life and one of the greatest cricketers of England.

Marylebone Cricket Club announced on Thursday that Ted Dexter, former England captain died at 86. “MCC is deeply saddened to announce the death of the Club’s much loved former President, Edward Dexter CBE.”

In a statement they said that Dexter played “the game with the same sense of adventure and fun that captures much of the story of his remarkable life”. The statement also said, “Ted was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and one of England’s greatest ever cricketers.” Dexter breathed his last in Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton, central England, on Wednesday while surrounded by his family.

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Ted Dexter was an attacking middle-order batter who scored 4,502 runs at an average of 47.89 for England, including nine hundreds. He was also a medium-pace bowler and scalped 66 international wickets at 34.9. He enjoyed a glorious county career as well; in his first-class career that spanned from 1956 to 1968, Dexter scored more than 21000 runs and claimed 419 wickets. Dexter made his England debut in 1958 and enjoyed a career spread over 10 years.

MCC informed, “Ted was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and 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.” The statement further read, “Through his own PR Agency, he became a pioneer in cricket’s digital technology revolution. In June this year, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.”

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