Brian Taylor: Former Essex captain dies, aged 83

Brian Taylor
Brian Taylor was nicknamed 'Tonker' because of his aggressive batting style.

Former Essex captain Brian Taylor has died at the age of 83.

Taylor made 539 first-class appearances for Essex between 1949 and 1973, skippering the side during his final six years with the county.

The wicketkeeper also scored 18,329 runs and took 1295 dismissals, the seventh-highest in first-class cricket.

He never played for England despite being selected for a tour to South Africa in 1956-57, but following his retirement he became a selector.

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