Full name Donald Bryce Carr
Born December 28, 1926, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died June 11, 2016 (aged 89 years 166 days)
Major teams England, Derbyshire, Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Education Repton School
|Test debut||India v England at Delhi, Nov 2-7, 1951 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Chennai, Feb 6-10, 1952 scorecard|
|First-class span||1945 - 1968|
|List A span||1963 - 1963|
|Test debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sialkot, Dec 12-17, 1991 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Durban, Mar 25-29, 1994 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sargodha, Jan 10, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v Australia at Bloemfontein, Apr 8, 1994 scorecard|
Donald Carr was a schoolboy wonder, making his first-class debut in the Victory match against the Australian Services at Lord's in 1945. He was a talented allrounder - a no-nonsense batsman, slow left-arm bowler, and outstanding close fielder - and led Derbyshire with intelligence and good humour between 1955 and 1962. Despite this, he played only twice for England, both games on the tour of India in 1951-52. In the Madras Test he captained England (in the absence of Nigel Howard) to their first defeat in India.
But Carr is probably best remembered for his subsequent exploits in cricket administration. He managed three overseas tours, was assistant secretary of the MCC (1962-74), and secretary of the Cricket Council and TCCB (1973-86). He was also secretary of Derbyshire (1959-62). He was also a useful footballer, winning a Blue at Oxford and making two Amateur Cup final appearances with Pegasus.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1960
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