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Donald Carr
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Donald Carr

England
Donald Carr

INTL CAREER: 1951 - 1952

Full Name

Donald Bryce Carr

Born

December 28, 1926, Wiesbaden, Germany

Died

June 11, 2016 (aged 89y 166d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Education

Repton School

Other

Referee

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test2401357633.7501000
FC446745721925717028.61241005000
List A110111111.000000
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2221014022/842/8470.004.00105.00000
FC44620313113963287/5334.7461.9050
List A1000-----000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
Test99
ODI1919
Donald Carr portrait
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Debut/Last Matches

  • Player
  • Referee
FC Matches
Span
1945 - 1968
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1963

Photos


The first draw for the Gillette Cup at Lord's, 1963.   Billy Griffith (left), Donald Carr and J Dunbar officiate
Donald Carr
Donald Carr pulls
Donald Carr playing for MCC in 1962
Idris Begh and Donald Carr leave the field at the close of play