Former cricket board chair Crompton dies

Former Cricket Australia chair Alan Crompton has died, aged 81.

Crompton led the then Australian Cricket Board from 1992 to 1995, having previously been a tour manager.

A Sydney grade cricketer of repute for more than 20 years, Crompton also held posts including Cricket NSW chairman.

“Everyone at Cricket Australia who worked with Alan and all those who have benefited from his service to cricket will be deeply saddened by his passing,” CA chair Lachlan Henderson said on Friday.

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“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.”

Crompton was awarded the Order of Australia Medal and life membership of both Cricket NSW and the Sydney University Cricket Club.

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