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Cricket Australia is mourning the passing of former Chair Alan Crompton OAM who died on Wednesday aged 81.
Crompton served as Chair of Cricket Australia (then the Australian Cricket Board) from 1992 and 1995, overseeing a period of considerable success for the game.
An outstanding Sydney Grade cricketer for more than 20 years, initially with Waverley and then Sydney University, Crompton held numerous positions across local, state and Australian cricket including Chair of Cricket NSW and delegate to Cricket Australia before his appointment as ACB Chair.
At the board table, Crompton is fondly remembered for his intelligent appraisals of significant issues and meticulous attention to detail at a time when the game experienced rapid growth.
Crompton also served three times as manager of touring Australian Test teams where his deep concern for the welfare of the players ensured vital support for team members.
Among the many honours bestowed upon Crompton for his services to cricket, he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal and life membership of both Cricket NSW and the Sydney University Cricket Club.
Dr Lachlan Henderson, Cricket Australia Chair said:
“Everyone at Cricket Australia who worked with Alan and all those who have benefitted from his service to cricket will be deeply saddened by his passing.
“The energy, enthusiasm and expertise Alan brought to cricket in New South Wales and Australia for more than 60 years was remarkable and he leaves an outstanding legacy at all levels of the game.
“Our thoughts and sympathy are with Alan’s wife Gabby, his family and all those across the cricket world fortunate to have experienced his friendship and guidance.”