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Ezra Moseley: Former Gamorgan and West Indies bowler dies aged 63

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ormer West Indies bowler Ezra Moseley has died in a road traffic accident in his native Barbados.

Police said Moseley, 63, was cycling when he was in a collision with a car on the Caribbean island’s ABC Highway on Saturday morning, the Barbados Cricket Association announced on its website.

Cricket West Indies director of cricket Jimmy Adams said: “It has come as a shock to hear of the passing of Ezra Moseley, with the tragic news coming out of Barbados.

“The entire CWI family are deeply saddened. Ezra was one of our region’s premier fast bowlers from the late ’70s through the ’80s and into the early ’90s, when he went on to play for the West Indies after playing professionally in the Caribbean, England and South Africa.”

Moseley, who also played for Glamorgan, played two Tests and nine one-day internationals for West Indies.

His two Test appearances came on England’s 1990 tour of the Caribbean.

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Moseley broke the hand of England opener Graham Gooch in Trinidad, with his six wickets coming at a cost of 43.50.

He had joined Glamorgan in 1980 and topped 50 wickets in his first two seasons at the Welsh club, but he broke down with a stress fracture of his back in 1982 that required surgery.

Moseley signed for the rebel West Indies side which toured South Africa in 1982-83 and was given a life ban from West Indies cricket.

After the bans were lifted he became the only member of that rebel tour to play for the West Indies team.

Moseley later served as a national selector for the Barbados men’s and women’s teams and was also an assistant coach for West Indies’ women’s team.

Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris, a former teammate of Moseley’s, told the club website: “Ezra was a fantastic bowler, and had it not been for a serious back injury in his early career, would have challenged the great West Indian fast bowlers of the 1980’s and 1990’s for a regular place in their team.

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“Ezra was a hugely popular member of our dressing room as he was in many other dressing rooms around the cricketing world.

“He will be sadly missed by all of us and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this most difficult time.”


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