Cecil Starr 1907-2005 February 25, 2005

Former South Australia administrator Cecil Starr dies

Cricinfo staff

Cecil Starr, the former South Australia player and long-term administrator, has died four years to the day after his friend Sir Donald Bradman. Ian McLachlan, the SACA president, said Starr, 97, passed away today and was South Australian cricket's most revered elder statesman.

Starr played seven first-class matches for South Australia after making his debut in 1927, and served on the SACA's Ground and Finance Committee from 1952 to 1978. He was a state selector from 1948 to 1957 and 1959 to 1965, and a SACA honorary life member.

"He was a charming and gentle man with an enormous knowledge of cricket and cricket administration," McLachlan said. "He gave thousands of days of his life to this game and would be remembered very fondly by all in the cricket world." Bradman died aged 92 on February 25, 2001.