Donald Bryce Carr
December 28, 1926, Wiesbaden, Germany
June 11, 2016 (aged 89y 166d)
Right hand Bat
Slow Left arm Orthodox
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.
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