(23 June 1935 – 19 January 2021)

Keen cricketer John Carter has passed away aged 85. Words taken from the Oxford Mail.

Carter was an accomplished cricketer, batting right-handed near the top of the order, and briefly played for Leicestershire In the late 1950s. His club career started at Cowley St John, where his father Les, a former Oxfordshire player and selector, was a long-time member. Carter also occasionally played for Oxford City. In 1953, while still a pupil at Magdalen College School, he made his Minor Counties debut aged just 18 against Berkshire. His talent was plain to see, scoring unbeaten knocks of 44 and 54, and was an Oxfordshire regular for the next four years. Carter joined Leicestershire In 1958 and played seven first-class matches, plus many more for the second XI.

Closer to home, he played for South Oxfordshire Amateurs for 25 years, serving as treasurer from 1978 to 1990 and club president in 1991.