Gerry Alexander      

Full name Franz Copeland Murray Alexander

Born November 2, 1928, Kingston, Jamaica

Died April 16, 2011, Orange Grove, St Andrew, Jamaica (aged 82 years 165 days)

Major teams West Indies, Cambridge University, Jamaica

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Franz Copeland Murray Alexander
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 25 38 6 961 108 30.03 1 7 85 5
First-class 92 141 30 3239 108 29.18 1 21 217 39
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 92 12 7 0 - - - 3.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 25-27, 1957 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 10-15, 1961 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952-1961
Profile

An attacking right-hander and a solid wicketkeeper, Gerry Alexander was a popular captain whose initial selection for the 1957 tour of England was far from popular. Alexander had experience of the conditions - he was a Cambridge Blue in 1952 and 1953 - but it was felt there were better keepers in the Caribbean. He struggled, and his retention in the side caused further dismay, as did his appointment as Frank Worrell's successor as captain. But he rose to the challenge, leading by example, before stepping aside when Worrell returned. Relieved of the captaincy, his batting blossomed and in Australia in 1960-61 he scored at least a half-century in every Test, heading the averages with 484 runs at 60.50. He was also a football Blue, and he won an England amateur cap and an FA Amateur Cup winner's medal. A veterinary surgeon, he retired after the 1960-61 tour.
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Nov 20, 2000

Gerry Alexander, Lance Gibbs, Chester Watson and Jackie Hendriks in Brisbane for the 40-year reunion of the tied Test, November 20, 2000

Gerry Alexander, Lance Gibbs, Chester Watson and Jackie Hendriks in Brisbane for the 40-year reunion of the tied Test

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May 1, 1957

Gerry Alexander portrait, May 1, 1957

Gerry Alexander portrait

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