Sydney, July 22 – Cricket Australia expressed its profound grief on the unhappy demise of former Australian and NSW wicketkeeper Brian Taber.
Taber, who performed 16 Check matches for Australia between 1966/70, handed away on Friday aged 83. Extensively considered top-of-the-line wicketkeepers to symbolize Australia, Taber was famend for his impeccable glovework and calm manner behind the stumps.
On Check debut towards South Africa in Johannesburg, Taber took seven catches and a stumping. He went on to build up 56 catches and 4 stumpings and made 353 runs at 16.04 with a prime rating of 48.
Raised in Wollongong, Taber was a stalwart of the NSW group from 1964/65 to 1973/74 taking part in 129 first-class video games. He captained his state on a number of events, recorded one first-class century and was a member of the NSW Cricket Corridor of Fame.
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After his taking part in profession, Taber was a beneficiant and extensively fashionable contributor to Australian Cricket filling many roles together with as NSW coach and selector and supervisor of the Australian Underneath-19 males’s group.
The medal awarded to the Participant of the Event on the Nationwide Underneath-19 Championship is called in his honour.
Nick Hockley, CA Chief Government stated: “We’re deeply saddened by Brian’s passing and enormously grateful for his important contribution to Australian Cricket.
“Brian’s huge reputation amongst former teammates, and all these lucky sufficient to have recognized him, is only one indication of the impression he had on our recreation.
“Brian had a ardour for the event of younger gamers, and it’s becoming that the Participant of the Event on the Males’s Nationwide Underneath-19 Championships will proceed to obtain the Brian Taber Medal.
“Our deepest condolences to Brian’s household, former teammates and his many mates at this unhappy time.”