Neil Dexter

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Neil Dexter
Personal information
Full name Neil John Dexter
Born (1984-08-21) 21 August 1984 (age 30)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–2008 Kent (squad no. 21)
2008 Essex (loan)
2008–present Middlesex (squad no. 4)
First-class debut 16 August 2005 Kent v Bangladesh A
List A debut 18 September 2005 Kent v Sussex
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 107 92 99
Runs scored 5,559 1,896 1,466
Batting average 36.09 32.13 20.08
100s/50s 12/29 2/8 0/2
Top score 163* 135* 73
Balls bowled 6,057 1,975 1,115
Wickets 84 31 51
Bowling average 37.21 59.32 27.92
5 wickets in innings 2 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/63 3/17 4/21
Catches/stumpings 80/– 25/– 40/–
Source: Cricinfo, 5 April 2015

Neil John Dexter (born 21 August 1984 in Johannesburg) is a South African-born English cricketer, currently playing for Middlesex.

Early life[edit]

Dexter attended Northwood School, Durban North, South Africa, Downside School, Bath, UK and studied at the University of South Africa.[1]


He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium bowler. He made his debut for Kent against Nottinghamshire at Canterbury, hitting an unbeaten 79 in his first innings. He then dismissed David Hussey with the first ball in the Notts second innings, although it was declaration bowling to try to force a result, having had no luck in 10 1st innings overs.

Having played two games in the Championship and two games in the totesport League he was contracted for 2006 and found particular success in the Twenty20 Cup competition opening the batting with Darren Stevens. He was loaned to Essex County Cricket Club for a month and made his debut against Middlesex County Cricket Club in the Twenty20 Cup on 12 June 2008. Dexter top scored with 47, as the team went down to a defeat. It was announced on 16 September 2008 that Dexter was to leave Kent at the end of the 2008 season to join Middlesex.[2] He played for Middlesex in the Stanford Super Series.[3]

He captained Middlesex between 2010 and 2013.

On 9 September 2014 it was announced that Dexter had signed a contract extension with Middlesex which would run at least until the end of the 2015 season[4]


  1. ^ Player profile: Neil Dexter from ESPNcricinfo
  2. ^ "Dexter quits Kent for Middlesex". Kent Online. Retrieved 2008-09-16. [dead link]
  3. ^ Lillywhite, Jamie (2008-10-28). "Stanford Super Series". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  4. ^

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Shaun Udal
Middlesex County cricket captain
Succeeded by
Chris Rogers and Eoin Morgan