85 Not Out

Ted Dexter



ISBN: 9781846893490


CATEGORY: Biographies

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 328 pages

Also available as: Ebook


New paperback edition.

This is the bestselling autobiography of Ted Dexter — fondly known as Lord Ted — the ferociously powerful and debonair former England international cricketer who captained England in 1961-2, stood as England’s chairman of selectors from 1989-1993 and then became President of the MCC in 2001.

He is undeniably one of England’s most prolific cricketers but, as he’s eager to stress in the introduction of his book, he also lived a rich, lively and fulfilling life outside of his sporting career, with tales galore of his various escapades along the French Riviera, his experience of running a sports PR company, flying planes (just “because he could”), playing championship golf, racing greyhounds and so much more.

A riveting read not only for those who recall his sporting legacy, but for anyone who resonates with Ted’s fervent enthusiasm for both cricket and life.

All book royalties will be donated to the MCC Foundation — Transforming Lives Through Cricket.

Nominated for The Cricket Society and MCC 'Cricket Book of the Year' award.


Meet the author Ted Dexter

Edward Ralph Dexter CBE, known as Ted Dexter, nicknamed Lord Ted (born 15th May 1935 in Milan, Italy) was a former England International cricketer. A classical, hard hitting stylist and right-arm swing bowler, he captained Sussex and England during the early 1960s, and continued to fundraise for the MCC Foundation well into his retirement. He was also a keen amateur golfer and aviation fanatic. He sadly passed away in 2021.

Books by Ted Dexter

85 Not Out

Ted Dexter