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Gerry Alexander
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Gerry Alexander

West Indies
Gerry Alexander

INTL CAREER: 1957 - 1961

Full Name

Franz Copeland Murray Alexander

Born

November 02, 1928, Kingston, Jamaica

Died

April 16, 2011, Orange Grove, St Andrew, Jamaica, (aged 82y 165d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

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.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
Test2538696110830.0317855
FC9214130323910829.1812121739
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test25------------
FC921270----000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Gerry Alexander, Lance Gibbs, Chester Watson and Jackie Hendriks in Brisbane for the 40-year reunion of the tied Test
Alan Davidson is caught behind by Gerry Alexander off Garry Sobers while Richie Benaud watches from  the non-striker's end
Gerry Alexander portrait