Trevor Barber

Richard Trevor Barber (3 June 1925 7 August 2015)[1] was a New Zealand cricketer who played in one Test in 1956, against the West Indies in Wellington. He was born in Otaki, Wellington.

Trevor Barber
Personal information
Born(1925-06-03)3 June 1925
Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand
Died7 August 2015(2015-08-07) (aged 90)
Christchurch
BattingRight-hand bat
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 80)3 March 1956 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 1 49
Runs scored 17 2002
Batting average 8.50 23.01
100s/50s 0/0 1/14
Top score 12 117
Balls bowled - 12
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 1/- 61/2
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

Cricket career

A middle-order batsman, Barber played for Wellington from 1945-46 to 1958-59, and for Central Districts in 1959-60. He scored his only century, 117, against Otago in Wellington in 1953-54, which was also one of the two Plunket Shield matches in which he kept wicket.[2] He captained Wellington in 1950-51 and 1951-52, and from 1955-56 to 1957-58, and Central Districts in 1959-60. Wellington won the Shield under his captaincy in 1956-57.

Dick Brittenden wrote that Barber "could field anywhere with distinction", especially slips and gully, and that "his cover drive, produced from the best blend of balance and timing, was for the connoisseur".[3]

On the death of Sammy Guillen on 1 March 2013, Barber became the oldest surviving New Zealand Test cricketer. Following his death in August 2015, John Reid became the oldest surviving New Zealand Test cricketer.[4]

References

  1. "Former New Zealand batsman Trevor Barber dies at 90". ESPNCricinfo. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. "Wellington v Otago, 1953-54". Cricketarchive.com. 9 January 1954. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  3. R.T. Brittenden, New Zealand Cricketers, A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1961, p. 12-13.
  4. "List of oldest living Test players". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
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