The ECB is incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of England great Ted Dexter.
A former England captain with 4,502 Test runs to his name, ‘Lord Ted’ was an individual who contributed hugely to the game both on and off the field.
He will be remembered both for his dashing and attractive strokeplay and his wide interests outside the game, including but not limited to standing for parliament, inventing the ranking system that would go on to the become the ICC Rankings, running his own PR company and writing a novel.
He would also go on to serve the game further as both Chairman of Selectors and Chair of the MCC, and he was awarded a CBE in 2001. Earlier this year, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
A Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1961, he scored nine Test hundreds – only 27 men have scored more Test runs for England.
Ted’s record as a cricketer both for England and Sussex is there to be seen but his impact on cricket went beyond statistics.
Our thoughts and love are with Ted’s family and loved ones.