85 Not Out!

Ted Dexter


(Not yet published)

ISBN: 9781846893308

PUBLICATION DATE: October 8, 2020

CATEGORY: Biographies

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 224 pages

Also available as: Ebook

The fascinating autobiography of Ted Dexter, the ferociously powerful and debonair cricketer who captained England in 1961–2 and who latterly became England's Chairman of Selectors from 1989 to 1993 and then President of the MCC.

Dexter was a classical, hard-hitting batsman and right-arm swing bowler who achieved nine centuries and 27 fifties in 62 Test matches for his country. Competing alongside and against such great names as Fred Truman, Peter May, Colin Cowdrey, Richie Benaud and Garry Sobers, Dexter ended his Test career with 4,402 runs. He was also a consummate golfer and could have been a professional, having played with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

In 2001, Dexter was appointed President of the MCC, and served as Chairman of the establishment's cricket committee until 2003. Forever known as Lord Ted, he was awarded the CBE in the 2001 New Year Honours. Since his retirement, Dexter has worked as a journalist and broadcaster and formed his own Public Relations company.

Meet the author Ted Dexter

Edward Ralph Dexter CBE, known as Ted Dexter, nicknamed Lord Ted (born 15th May 1935 in Milan, Italy) is a former England International cricketer.

A classical, hard hitting stylist and right-arm swing bowler, he captained Sussex and England during the early 1960s. He retains a ‘critical’ eye (often admiring) on the modern game in its many forms.

Ted has also been a keen amateur golfer, captaining a winning Cambridge team and boasting some individual open victories along the way. He remains a member of Sunningdale Golf Club (Past Captain) and of the R&A. A ‘scratch’ player for many years he admits to an over technical approach to the game – good for discussion but not so good for scoring.

He likes to air his views on both games and will be delighted to share them with other sports fans from time to time.