Neil Dexter

Country: England
Born: August 21, 1984, Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Batting Allrounder

Neil Dexter Bio

Neil John Dexter is a talented cricket player hailing from England. Born on January 28, 1985, Dexter burst onto the county cricket scene in 2005 as part of Kent’s contingent of Kolpak-qualified South African players. Making an immediate impact, he showcased his batting prowess by scoring an impressive 79 not out on his debut against Nottinghamshire.

Recognizing his potential, Middlesex came knocking towards the end of the 2008 season, offering him a three-year contract. Dexter made his Middlesex debut during the infamous Stanford Super Series in the Caribbean, demonstrating his ability to excel in four-day cricket. In 2009, he achieved an admirable batting average of 41.70, which further improved to an impressive 47.73 in 2010.

Despite his personal success, Middlesex was struggling as a team. This led to the resignation of Shaun Udal from the captaincy in 2010, and Dexter was appointed as his successor. With the guidance of cricket director Angus Fraser, Dexter led Middlesex to the Division Two title in 2011.

However, juggling the responsibilities of captaincy and his own performance proved challenging for Dexter. As a result, he stepped down as captain in 2012 to focus on his batting and useful medium-paced bowling. In 2014, the captaincy was handed over to Eoin Morgan in both limited-overs competitions.

Although Dexter showcased occasional brilliance as a batsman, his inconsistency became a growing concern. Despite this, his effective seam bowling under cloud cover remained a valuable asset to the team. Middlesex extended his contract until the end of the 2015 season, but in search of a more secure future, Dexter made a surprising decision to join Leicestershire.

Leicestershire, a team that had finished bottom of Division Two for three consecutive seasons, seemed an unconventional choice. However, Dexter’s first season with the team proved promising. Falling just short of scoring 1,000 runs in the Championship, he managed to notch three centuries and contributed as a dependable support bowler.

Dexter attributed his move away from Middlesex to his discontent with the hustle and bustle of London, stating that Lords did not feel like home due to Middlesex’s lack of ownership of their own ground. Nevertheless, his decision to join Leicestershire raised a few eyebrows, considering Middlesex had finished as Division One runners-up.

Throughout his career, Neil John Dexter has left an indelible mark. With his batting prowess, occasional lethal seam bowling, and leadership skills, he has cemented his place among England’s talented cricket players. Despite facing challenges and making unexpected career moves, Dexter’s love for the game and determination to succeed continue to drive him forward. As he embarks on the next chapter of his cricketing journey, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the remarkable feats he still has to accomplish.

Neil Dexter Career Stats

Neil Dexter Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 162 270 30 8316 180 34.65 16374 50.78 18 39 - - 98 0
List A 108 90 20 2070 135* 29.57 2532 81.75 2 9 - - 27 0
T20s 134 110 15 1879 73 19.77 1656 113.46 0 3 175 53 47 0

Neil Dexter Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 162 - 11095 5813 169 6/63 - 34.39 3.14 65.6 1 6 0
List A 108 - 2457 2316 48 4/22 4/22 48.25 5.65 51.1 1 0 0
T20s 134 97 1499 1894 66 4/21 4/21 28.69 7.58 22.7 1 0 0

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