Brian Taylor, English cricketer, Died at 84


Brian Taylor was born on June 19, 1932 and died on June 12, 2017.

He was an English cricketer.

Taylor played for and captained Essex.

He was known as “Tonker” Taylor for his forthright approach to batting and his evident enjoyment of the game.

He was a high-class wicketkeeper who was thought of in his early playing days as a potential successor to Godfrey Evans as England’s keeper.

Taylor was named as Young Cricketer of the Year in 1956 by the Cricket Writers’ Club, his first full season, though he had made his first-class debut seven years earlier.

Taylor toured South Africa with the MCC side in 1956-57 as understudy to Evans, but did not feature in any of the Test matches as Evans had one of his most brilliant Test series.

Brian Taylor passed away at 84 years old.