Former West Indies fast bowler Ezra Moseley dies in accident
Former West Indies fast bowler Ezra Moseley has died after he met with a road accident. As per NationNews, the 63-year-old was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on Barbados' ABC Highway on Saturday. The former Barbados pacer played two Tests and nine ODIs for the West Indies in the early 1990s. Here is more on the same.
CWI director of cricket Jimmy Adams remembers Moseley
Mourning his death, CWI director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, said, "It has come as a shock to hear of the passing of Ezra Moseley, earlier today, with the tragic news coming out of Barbados." "The entire CWI family is deeply saddened. Ezra was one of our region's premier fast bowlers from the late '70s through the '80s and into the early '90s."
'Our thoughts and prayers are with the family'
Speaking on the same, Adams added, "After his playing days were over, Ezra continued to serve cricket in the region by coaching at the junior levels in Barbados and moving into positions with our international women's team." "On behalf of CWI, I want to extend our condolences to his family and let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers at this time."
Moseley represented Glamorgan in County cricket initially
At the start of his career, Moseley represented Glamorgan in the County circuit. He snapped up 18 wickets in the Shell Shield (West Indies' premier first-class competition) in the 1981/82 season. However, Moseley sustained a stress fracture of the back and soon joined the 'rebel' tour of South Africa. As a result, he was banned for life by the West Indies cricket board.
Moseley made his Test debut after the ban was lifted
After the life ban of Moseley was lifted in 1989, the fast bowler returned to Barbados' set-up, putting up impressive performances. He soon earned his maiden Test cap for West Indies against England at Port of Spain in 1990. Moseley is remembered for hitting former England skipper Graham Gooch twice on the glove with sharp deliveries. Eventually, West Indies won that series 2-1.
Moseley was into coaching after retiring
As Moseley was dropped from the WI side in 1991, he returned to South Africa where he represented Northern Transvaal for a brief period before hanging his boots. After retiring, Moseley served as the selector of Barbados men's and women's teams, and was the assistant coach of the West Indies women's team that secured the World T20 title in 2016.
A look at his career stats
During his competitive career, Moseley scalped six Test and seven ODI wickets. He was also a veteran of 279 First-class wickets. Notably, he had 11 five-wicket hauls in the format. Furthermore, Moseley picked up 102 wickets in List A games.