Ted Dexter
Page updated 12-Jan-2011

In the mid 1970s Gus Kuhn were the MV Agusta importer and Ted purchased an MV 750S, trading in a Yamaha DT175.

Cricketer and sports commentator, Ted Dexter was born in Milan in northern Italy in 1935. He studied at Cambridge where he excelled in most sports, including golf and rugby. He captained Sussex (1960-65) and England (1962-5), scoring 4,502 runs, including eight Test centuries. In 1964 he stood unsuccessfully for Parliament as a Conservative against James Callaghan.

His cricket career was virtually ended by a bizarre accident in 1965. His Jaguar car ran out of petrol in west London. He was pushing it to safety when it pinned him to a warehouse door, breaking his leg. He returned to play a few further first-class matches in 1967 and 1968 and played in two final Tests for the England team against Australia in 1968.

After retiring from first-class cricket, he became a freelance journalist and a sports promotion consultant. He was appointed chairman of the Test Selection board in 1989, resigning in 1993 after a series of defeats against Australia .

He co-wrote with Clifford Makins the crime novel Testkill (1976) where an Australian bowler is murdered during play at a Test match against England at Lord's.