Monday, 13 June 2016
Donald Carr, former England Cricket captain, dies aged 89
Donald Carr, the former captain of England Cricket team, died on 12 June 2016. He was 89. Beside prominent batsman Carr was also one of the most prominent administrators of the post-war era.
• His first-class career spanned from 1945 to 1968 in which he scored nearly 20000 runs and claimed 328 wickets with his left-arm spin for Oxford University, Derbyshire and England.
• He captained England at Madras in 1951-52 in his second and final appearance.
• In 1945, he played in the third victory test against England.
• He retired from cricket in 1986.
• He captained Derbyshire between 1955 and 1962.
• In 1960, he was named as Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
• From 1962 to 1974, he was assistant secretary of MCC.
• In from 1974 to 1986, he served as the secretary of the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB) and the Cricket Council.
In mark of respect to Carr, the MCC flag over the Main Ground at Lords during match between England and Sri Lanka as well as at the Cross Arrows flag over the Nursery Ground will be at half-mast.
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