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Full name  John Dexter Fitton
1987–1992  Lancashire
Batting style  Left-handed
Name  Dexter Fitton
Role  Cricket Player
1994  Cumberland

Dexter Fitton Duo Ollie Makin and Dexter Fitton keep Stags title bid alive
Born  24 August 1965 (age 50) (1965-08-24) Littleborough, Lancashire, England

Bowling style  Right-arm off break

John Dexter Fitton (born 24 August 1965) is a former English cricketer. Fitton is a left-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break. He was born in Littleborough, Lancashire.

Fitton made his first-class debut for Lancashire against Hampshire in the 1987 County Championship. He made 51 further first-class appearances for the county, the last of which came against Sussex in the 1992 County Championship. In these matches, he took 82 wickets at an average of 53.15, with best figures of 6/59. These figures, one of three five wicket hauls he took, came against Yorkshire in 1988. As a bowling all-rounder, Fitton had some ability with the bat, scoring 872 runs at a batting average of 18.95, with a high score of 60. This score, which was his only first-class fifty, came against Northamptonshire in 1991. His List A debut came against Gloucestershire in the 1987 Refuge Assurance League. He made twenty further List A appearances for Lancashire, the last of which came against Derbyshire in the 1992 Sunday League. In his twenty List A matches for the county, he took 23 wickets at an average of 32.13, with best figures of 4/26. With the bat, he scored 131 runs at an average of 21.83, with a high score of 36. He left Lancashire at the end of the 1993 season.

Dexter was the overseas professional player for the Sydenham Cricket Club in Christchurch New Zealand between 1987 and 1992, scoring over 2000 runs, with a top score of 183. He also took 83 wickets with a best of 5/29.

In 1994, Fitton made a single List A appearance for Cumberland in the NatWest Trophy against Leicestershire. He scored a single run in this match, before being dismissed by Phil Simmons, while in Leicestershire's innings he wasn't required to bowl. This was Fitton's only match for Cumberland, he didn't feature in any Minor counties match for them. He still plays club cricket today in the Central Lancashire League for Norden Cricket Club.

References

Dexter Fitton Wikipedia


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