Ex-Windies captain Franz ‘Gerry’ Alexander dies

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Former West Indies captain Franz “Gerry” Alexander, who represented the cricket team in 25 test matches, has died. He was 82.   Alexander’s sister-in-law, Betty Barnes, said Sunday that the former wicketkeeper died at his home in Jamaica’s capital of Kingston on Saturday. She did not immediately give a cause of […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ Former West Indies captain Franz “Gerry” Alexander, who represented the cricket team in 25 test matches, has died. He was 82.

 

Alexander’s sister-in-law, Betty Barnes, said Sunday that the former wicketkeeper died at his home in Jamaica’s capital of Kingston on Saturday. She did not immediately give a cause of death.

 

Alexander made his debut for the West Indies against England at Leeds in 1957. He represented the West Indies in 25 tests between 1957 and 1961, scoring 961 runs at an average of 30.03, including a top score of 108 against Australia.

 

Jamaican Sports Minister Olivia Grange said cricket fans “can put Gerry Alexander in that class of great men who contributed much to Jamaica and West Indies cricket.”

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