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Brian Taber      

Full name Hedley Brian Taber

Born April 29, 1940, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Current age 74 years 233 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Coach

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 16 27 5 353 48 16.04 0 0 0 56 4
First-class 129 182 35 2648 109 18.01 1 8 345 50
List A 6 5 0 24 11 4.80 0 0 8 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 129 18 6 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
List A 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Dec 23-28, 1966 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-10, 1970 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1964-1974
List A span 1970-1974
Profile

Brian Taber, who hailed from Wagga Wagga, was a small, natural, unfussy keeper but limited as a batsman: his first-class average was only 18. But he was New South Wales' finest wicketkeeper - he eased into their official team of the millennium, and he also played 16 Tests for Australia in the late 1960s. His Test debut was dramatic - he held seven catches, as well as a stumping, against South Africa at Johannesburg. He toured England in 1968 as understudy to Barry Jarman, but on subsequent trips to India and South Africa was first-choice keeper. His last Tests were in the 4-0 thrashing by South Africa in 1969-70, after which he was replaced by Rodney Marsh. After retiring he became a coach, and then NSW's chairman of selectors.
Martin Williamson (April 2004)

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Jun 17, 1968

Mike Griffith is stumped by Brian Taber for 31, Sussex v Australians, Tour match, Hove, 2nd day, June 17, 1968

Mike Griffith is stumped by Brian Taber for 31

© Getty Images

Apr 26, 1968

The 1968 Australian team in London (from right to left): Bill Lawry, Brian Taber, Doug Walters, Les Joslin, John Gleeson, Ashley Mallett, David Renneberg, John Inverarity, Eric Freeman, Ian Chappell, Neil Hawke, Paul Sheahan, Alan Connolly, Bob Cowper, Graham McKenzie and Ian Redpath

The 1968 Australian team in London

© PA Photos

Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Scotland at Benoni - Apr 19, 2009
Afghanistan won by 89 runs
Canada v Ireland at Centurion - Apr 19, 2009
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Kenya v Netherlands at Potchefstroom - Apr 19, 2009
Netherlands won by 6 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Namibia v U.A.E. at Krugersdorp - Apr 19, 2009
U.A.E. won by 4 wickets (with 51 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v Namibia at Krugersdorp - Apr 17, 2009
Afghanistan won by 21 runs
Canada v Netherlands at Johannesburg - Apr 17, 2009
Netherlands won by 6 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Ireland v Kenya at Pretoria - Apr 17, 2009
Kenya won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Scotland v U.A.E. at Benoni - Apr 17, 2009
Scotland won by 122 runs
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