Dexter stands down at Lord’s

April 18, 2012
Lord's
by Peter Burgess

Middlesex have today announced that Neil Dexter will temporarily step down as the captain of the championship side in order to concentrate on his batting.

Dexter will be replaced by Australian overseas player Chris Rogers after Dexter’s form had slumped. The right-handed batsman has scored only 15 runs in four championship innings this year.

Speaking about Dexter’s decision to step down, Angus Fraser said ‘”Once again I applaud Neil for his selfless and honest behaviour. I selected Neil as Middlesex CCC captain in 2010 because of the standards and values he holds, and he never lets you down. Neil’s captaincy during the thrilling three-run victory over Surrey was outstanding. It played a major role in turning potential sorrow in to delight’

On return to the first division of the County Championship, Middlesex are currently sitting on one victory after two matches having been defeated by Somerset on the opening week of the season.

The Scoop 18/04/2012

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