Former West Indies pacer, Ezra Moseley was declared dead after being hit by a car at a road junction near Bridgetown while out riding his bicycle, a report in the Barbados newspaper The Nation said.
Ezra Moseley, who died at age 63, played two Tests for West Indies against England in 1900 and picked 6 wickets; he scalped 8 wickets in 9 ODIs. Moseley couldn’t have a long as he was unfortunate to bowl in the same era as the great quartet of Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, and Colin Croft.
He made his first-class debut for English county, Glamorgan in 1980 before playing for Barbados and in South Africa for Eastern Province and Northern Transvaal.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) pays tribute to Ezra Moseley
Ezra Moseley took 279 first-class wickets in 76 matches at an average of 23.31 and 102 in 79 List A matches. The Cricket West Indies announced the news of the passing away of the former fast bowler and paid a tribute to Moseley.
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 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 was handed a life ban from West Indies cricket for signing up for the 1982 West Indies rebel tour to South Africa. After his ban was lifter he made his debut for West Indies.
Post-retirement from playing cricket, Ezra Moseley took up coaching as a new role and achieved success in mentoring players to grow their career; he groomed current West Indies Test captain, Jason Holder.
He also served as a selector for Barbados men’s and women’s teams. He also played the role of an assistant coach for the West Indies’ women’s team in their title-winning campaign of the 2016 T20 World Cup in India.
“After his playing day 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 sincere condolences to his family and let them know they are in our thoughts and prayers at this time,” Jimmy Adams added.