England cricket legend Tex Dexter dies aged 86 as tributes flood in

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England cricket legend Ted Dexter has passed away at 86 years old.

The former middle-order batsman and right-arm medium bowler, who captained England in the 1960s, earned the nickname 'Lord Ted' from his schoolboy days.

In a statement, the Marylebone Cricket Club described him as "one of England's greatest ever cricketers".

They added: "He was captain in 30 of his 62 Test matches and played the game with the same sense of adventure and fun that captures much of the story of his remarkable life."

Dexter passed away at Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton, the statement added, surrounded by his family.

'Lord Ted' was famous for his power that led to 4,502 runs for the national team over 10 years.

He scored nine Test centuries on the international stage, with six of them going over 140.

But his most iconic moment for England came during a 1963 Test against the West Indies, coming in at 0-1 to score 70 runs from 73 balls.

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