Ezra Moseley

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Ezra Moseley
Personal information
Full name Ezra Alphonsa Moseley
Born (1958-01-05) 5 January 1958 (age 59)
Waldrons Village, Christ Church, Barbados
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut 23 March 1990 v England
Last Test 5 April 1990 v England
ODI debut 14 February 1990 v England
Last ODI 9 March 1991 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1980–1986 Glamorgan
1981–1992 Barbados
1983–1985 Eastern Province
1991–1992 Northern Transvaal
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 2 9 76 83
Runs scored 35 7 1,431 389
Batting average 8.75 1.75 17.45 9.48
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/4 0/1
Top score 26 2* 70* 63*
Balls bowled 522 330 13,555 3,977
Wickets 6 7 279 106
Bowling average 43.50 39.71 23.31 23.26
5 wickets in innings 0 0 11 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 2/70 2/52 6/23 4/8
Catches/stumpings 1/– 0/– 21/– 13/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 20 October 2010

Ezra Alphonsa Moseley (born January 5, 1958) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in two Tests and nine One Day Internationals from 1990 to 1991.

The Barbadian-born Moseley made his First Class debut for Glamorgan in 1980, taking over a hundred wickets in his first two seasons with the club as well as receiving his county cap [1] before debuting for Barbados in 1981.[2]

Although viewed as a hot prospect early in his career, a stress fracture of his back required surgery and a lengthy period of rehabilitation.[3][4] Moseley signed on for the controversial West Indies "rebel tour" of South Africa in 1982, earning him a life ban from West Indies cricket. Following the tour, Moseley continued playing in South Africa for Eastern Province as well as remaining at Glamorgan until 1986, when he became a professional in the Lancashire Leagues.

With the life bans on the rebel tourists lifted in 1989, Moseley returned to Barbados and became the first and only member of the touring parties to play for the West Indies again, playing two Tests against England during their 1989-90 tour of the West Indies, in which he took six wickets but his most significant delivery was the one that broke Graham Gooch's hand and put him out of the rest of the tour with England chasing a small target in search of a 2-0 series lead (which they then failed to reach before bad light intervened; and then without Gooch, England lost the remaining two matches to lose the series 2-1). He spent a final season in South Africa playing for Northern Transvaal before retiring in 1992 to become a coach.[5]