Brian Taylor      

Full name Brian Taylor

Born June 19, 1932, West Ham, Essex

Died June 12, 2017 (aged 84 years 358 days)

Major teams Essex

Nickname Tonker

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Central Park School, East Ham

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 572 949 73 19093 135 21.79 9 82 1084 211
List A 107 101 3 1837 100 18.74 1 3 93 22
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 572 57 30 1 1/16 30.00 3.15 57.0 0 0
List A 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1949 - 1973
List A span 1963 - 1973
Profile

Brian Taylor was an Essex stalwart for almost two decades, an utterly reliable wicketkeeper-batsman and an inspiration captain who led the side with humour and no little skills despite the county's financial difficulties which meant they operated throughout on a shoestring. He captained them at the start of the Sunday League and quickly forged them into a tight one-day outfit.

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Apr 27, 1971

Brian Taylor, April 27, 1971

Brian Taylor

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Apr 24, 1969

The 1969 Essex squad. Back row (from left): Lee Irvine, Keith Boyce, John Lever, Brian Ward, Stuart Turner and David Acfield. Front row: Brian Edmeades, Keith Fletcher, Brian Taylor, Gordon Barker and Robin Hobbs

The 1969 Essex squad

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