Donald Carr, English cricketer, Died at 89


Donald Bryce Carr was born on December 28, 1926, Wiesbaden, Germany, and died on June 12, 2016.

He was an English cricketer.

Carr played for Derbyshire from 1946 to 1967, for Oxford University from 1948 to 1951, and twice for England in 1951/52.

Donald was the captain of Derbyshire between 1955 and 1962 and scored over 10,000 runs for the county.

He had scored 2,292 at an average of more than 44 runs an innings in the 1959 season and was named Wisden Cricketer in 1960.

He played 745 innings on 446 first-class matches, with an average of 28.61 and a top score of 170.

Carr’s cricket administration positions included twelve years as assistant secretary to the MCC and in 1976 he took over as secretary of the fledgling Test and County Cricket Board.

Donald served as an ICC match referee.

He spent ten years of his tenure there, cricket writer, Colin Bateman noted that Carr “mixed diplomacy with a sense of justice as first the Packer Affair, and then the first rebel tour to South Africa, threatened to split the world game”.

He had a son.

Donald Carr passed away at 89 yrs old.