England cricket great Ted Dexter has died aged 86.
The famously nonchalant personality captained the Sussex and England cricket teams throughout the 1960s.
Born in Italy, Dexter’s family migrated to England shortly before the second world war broke out. He would go on to study at Cambridge where he earned his Blues in cricket.
He soon formed into an aggressive middle-order batsman that famously hit 481 runs during the 1962-1963 tour of Australia and New Zealand – the most by an England captain in Australia to this day.
He retired from cricket in 1968 and went on to write books about golfing techniques.
He died in the Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton, surrounded by his family, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) said.
“Ted was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and one of England’s greatest ever cricketers,” the MCC said.
“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.”
In June this year, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
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