Born and bred in Hobart, Keith represented Tasmania on 25 occasions at the first-class level and made nine List A appearances for his state of birth, before going on to have a storied career as a cricket administrator, most notably at the Marylebone Cricket Club in London, and most recently SACA.
Keith was a much-loved leader and cricket person.
Cricket Tasmania Chairman, Andrew Gaggin, said;
“I had the privilege of knowing Keith for over 40 years as a fellow student, opponent and in recent times, as an administrator.  It would be hard to find anyone in Australian cricket more universally respected and admired.  Becoming the first non-Englishman to hold the position of CEO at the Marlyebone Cricket Club, his foresight in revolutionising the Adelaide Oval, together with the now customary day-night Test are just some of his outstanding legacies. He will be missed for his astuteness, calm persona, values, intelligence and overall just being a great bloke.”
The Cricket Tasmania Board, staff, and the Tasmanian cricket community, would like to extend their condolences to Keith’s family, loved ones and SACA staff and players at this time.
The Tasmanian and South Australian teams will acknowledge Keith’s life and contribution to cricket at tomorrow’s Marsh Sheffield Shield match between the two sides, which commences at Blundstone Arena at 10.30am AEDT