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Donald Carr Memorial Service

Thursday 29th September 2016
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Written by Danny Painter

A Memorial Service in memory of former Derbyshire Captain, Donald Carr, will be held at Repton School Chapel on Saturday 12 November at 2.30pm.

Carr passed away on Saturday 11 June, at the age of 89.

A former Secretary of both the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB) and the Cricket Council, and an Assistant Secretary (Cricket) of MCC, Donald was one of cricket’s most prominent and distinguished administrators, giving more than two decades of service to MCC and the TCCB, managing several MCC tours and later in his career serving as an ICC match referee.

He also enjoyed a highly successful playing career, representing England in two Test Matches, including one as captain, and scoring nearly 20,000 First-Class runs from 1945 to 1968.

Donald captained Derbyshire between 1955 and 1962 and also served as the county’s Secretary. He was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1960 and was England’s oldest former England captain.

A talented all-round sportsman, Donald won his Blue for cricket and football at Oxford University. He was also a member of the Pegasus amateur football team, which twice won the FA Amateur Cup in the early 1950s.

Anybody who would like to attend, please contact Jan Cobb at Repton School on 01283 559320 or email [email protected].

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