Former Australian and New South Wales wicketkeeper Brian Taber passed away at the age of 83

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On 22nd July 2023, Former Australia and New South Wales wicketkeeper Brian Taber passed away at the age of 83.

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  • He represented Australia in 16 Tests from 1966 to 1970, making his debut against South Africa in Johannesburg. During his debut match, he achieved an impressive feat of seven catches and one stumping.

  • Throughout his career, Taber played against strong opponents such as England, India and the West Indies. His highest Test score was 48 against the West Indies at Sydney in 1969, where Australia won by 382 runs.

  • In domestic cricket, he played over 100 games for New South Wales and was honoured with a place in the state's Hall of Fame.

  • After retiring from active play, Tabor contributed to the sport in various capacities, serving as coach and selector for New South Wales and managing the Australian under-19 men's team.

  • In recognition of his significant contribution to cricket, Brian Tabor has been elected to the Cricket NSW Hall of Fame in 2021.

  • Known for his affable personality, he was regarded as one of the best men in Australian cricket, earning him a reputation as a "wonderful team man", as described by former Test captain Brian Booth.

  • In 2014, a book detailing Tabor's life was published, highlighting his remarkable journey and achievements in the world of cricket.

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