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Brian Taber
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Brian Taber

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1966 - 1970

Full Name

Hedley Brian Taber

Born

April 29, 1940, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Age

81y 10d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Other

Coach

TEAMS

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)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test162753534816.04000564
FC12918235264810918.011834550
List A65024114.800081
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test16------------
FC1291860----000
List A6000-----000
Hedley Brian Taber
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1964/65 - 1973/74
List A Matches
Span
1970/71 - 1973/74

Photos


Mike Griffith is stumped by Brian Taber for 31
The 1968 Australian team in London