Australian Cricketer and Wicketkeeper Brian Taber died at the age of 83, the Australian Cricket is mourning the loss of legend. Brian Taber played 16 Test matches for Australia between 1966 and 1970.
He is regarded as one of the best wicketkeepers in the history of Cricket. Brian Taber is fondly remembered for his outstanding glovework and calm behavior behind the stumps.
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Brian Taber claimed eight dismissals on a Test debut with South Africa. A mark that has never been bettered by a first-gamer and one which was only equalled among accumulate 56 catches and four stumpings. He made 353 runs at 16.04 with a top score of 48.
Brian Taber as Team Captain
Brian Taber captained the team on several occasions, marked as one first-class century and also a member of the NSW Cricket Hall of Fame. He played 73 first-class games, winning titles in his first two seasons, claiming 242 dismissals.
After getting off from playing Cricket, Brian Taber was a generous and popular contributor to Australian Cricket, filling the role of coach and selector and manager of the Australian Under-19 men’s team.
The CEO of Australian Cricket expressed his thoughts saying, “We are deeply saddened by Brian’s passing and enormously grateful for his significant contribution to Australian Cricket”.
He added, “Brian’s vast popularity among former teammates, and all those fortunate enough to have known him, is just one indication of the impact he had on our game”.
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Brian Taber had a passion for the development of young players, and it is fitting that the Player of the Tournament at the Men’s National Under-19 Championships will continue to receive the Brian Taber Medal.