Donald Carr

Donald Carr

Donald Bryce Carr (born at Wiesbaden in Germany on 28 December 1926) is a former English cricketer who played for Derbyshire, Oxford University and England.

A schoolboy prodigy at Repton, Carr was an outstanding fielder in a good Derbyshire fielding side and led the county with some success from 1955 to 1962.

He scored 1,000 runs in 11 first-class seasons and went on to 2,292 at an average of more than 44 runs an innings in 1959.

He played in only two Test matches, both in England's tour of India in 1951-52. He was captain in Nigel Howard's absence in the second of those, the fifth Test, which was the first time England lost to India, a defeat which left the series drawn at 1-1.

Carr was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1960 and later became an ICC match referee. After his retirement, he became assistant secretary of the MCC from 1963 to 1976 and then secretary to the Cricket Council and the Test and County Cricket Board - both forerunners of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) - for 10 years after that. He also managed several MCC tours in the 1960s and 1970s.

Carr represented Oxford University at football and played in the FA Amateur Cup final twice for the Pegasus side in the early 1950s.