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Alec Bedser

Cricketer
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Born Jul 4, 1918
Hometown Reading, Berkshire
Died Apr 4, 2010
Death Place Woking
Other Names Bedser, Alec

Sir Alec Victor Bedser CBE was a professional English cricketer. He was the chairman of selectors for the English national cricket team, and the president of Surrey County Cricket Club. He is widely regarded as one of the best English cricketers of the 20th century. He was an outstanding right-arm medium-fast bowler for Surrey and England in a first-class playing career that spanned twenty-one years. He took 1924 first-class wickets in 485 matches.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1918 Birth Born in 1918.
1924 6 Years Old He was an outstanding right-arm medium-fast bowler for Surrey and England in a first-class playing career that spanned twenty-one years. He took 1924 first-class wickets in 485 matches. … Read More

TWENTIES

1938 20 Years Old After joining a local firm of solicitors, the twins were spotted practising in the nets for Woking Cricket Club by Surrey coach Alan Peach, and he recruited them to the staff at The Oval in 1938. … Read More
1946 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In his first full season for Surrey, in 1946, he passed 100 wickets before July and established himself in the England Test team. … Read More

THIRTIES

1950 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 1950-51 Ashes series he began his dominance of Australian batsmen, taking 30 wickets (16.06) and 10/105 in the Fifth Test when he ended Australians unbeaten run of 26 Tests since 1938.
1953 35 Years Old In 1953 at 35, an age by which many fast bowlers have retired from first-class cricket, Bedser demonstrated his longevity by helping England regain the Ashes. … Read More
1954 36 Years Old In the first Test of the 1954 - 5 tour of Australia he was suffering from shingles and took 1/131 as seven catches were dropped off his bowling, including Arthur Morris (153) before he had scored - and England lost by an innings. … Read More

FORTIES

1960 42 Years Old After retiring from playing cricket in 1960, Bedser served as a national team selector for twenty-three years and was chairman of selectors from 1969 to 1981.

FIFTIES

1968 50 Years Old He was on the board of selectors who controversially left Basil d'Oliveira out of the England team for 1968's tour of South Africa. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1987 69 Years Old Bedser was made president of Surrey in 1987 - recognition of his outstanding contribution to the county's cricketing fortunes over the previous five decades.
1996 78 Years Old He was knighted for his services to cricket in 1996.
2004 86 Years Old In October 2004 Bedser was selected in 'England's Greatest Post-War XI' by The Wisden Cricketer, an authoritative monthly cricket magazine.
2009 91 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2009, Christopher Martin-Jenkins ranked Bedser 29th in picking his 100 greatest cricketers of all time. … Read More
2010 92 Years Old Sir Alec Bedser died in hospital in Woking on 4 April 2010 after a short illness.
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