The fascinating biography 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.