Brendan Taylor

Brendan Ross Murray Taylor is a Zimbabwean international cricketer, a former Zimbabwean captain, who plays all formats of the game. Taylor is a right-handed batsman but is a part-time wicketkeeper and off spinner. In 2015, former Zimbabwe captain Alistair Campbell described Taylor as "our standout player for the last seven or eight years", he captained Zimbabwe in ODIs until 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, having taken over the reins from Elton Chigumbura after the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He became the first Zimbabwean batsman to hit back-to-back One-Day International centuries, achieved against New Zealand in October 2011, he repeated the feat again at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. He was selected to play Twenty20 cricket for the Wellington cricket team as an overseas player in New Zealand's HRV Twenty20 Cup in December 2011, his 433 runs at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup set a new record for Zimbabwe in any World Cup. His 10 centuries in ODIs is a Zimbabwe record surpassing Alistair Campbell's 7.

Taylor quit his national side soon after the 2015 World Cup but on 14 September 2017, he terminated his contract with Nottinghamshire to return home to Zimbabwe. It was announced that Taylor had decided return play for Zimbabwe for personal reasons. In November 2018, Taylor became the first batsman for Zimbabwe to score a century in each innings in a Test on two separate occasions. Taylor was nurtured by Iain Campbell, the father of Zimbabwean Test cricketer Alistair Campbell, at Lilfordia School near Harare. During his teens, Taylor emerged as a regular choice for national age-group teams and played in two Under-19 World Cups, he made his first-class debut for Mashonaland A at the age of 15. The next year, he shot to prominence by scoring 200 not out in the B Division of the Logan Cup. Strong domestic performances and a mass exodus of top-level players forced Taylor into the national team at the age of 18 against Sri Lanka in 2003–04. Taylor made his debut for Zimbabwe at a time when many of the country's leading players rebelled against Zimbabwe Cricket and made themselves unavailable to represent the side.

To fill the gap, many young players were prematurely brought into the team, which weakened the side at Test level. Taylor was one of the most promising in this lot. In 2006, despite not having signed a new contract, he was selected in the national team. Soon, he took over the wicketkeeping responsibilities as well following the temporary departure of Tatenda Taibu, he shot to international prominence after his 60 not out helped Zimbabwe achieve a five-wicket upset over Australia in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. In July/August 2007, Taylor was re-selected for the Zimbabwe Select team against South Africa A, having not been available against India A, he scored just 15 runs in the second first-class match. With Tatenda Taibu back in the team, Taylor was no longer needed behind the stumps. In the ODI series against the full South Africa team, the entire Zimbabwe squad performed above themselves, but falling short on all 3 occasions. Taylor too had a good series, ending as the 5th highest run-scorer, with 105 runs at 35.00.

Taylor's first Twenty20 outing was against Eagles in September 2006 and the second was versus Bangladesh in December 2006. In the 3rd ODI of the Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, Taylor played a crucial role in a Zimbabwe win. A close game throughout, Zimbabwe required 5 runs from the final ball meaning a 6 needed to be hit to win the game. Taylor hit 6 off the bowling of Mashrafe Mortaza on the last ball, giving Zimbabwe the victory, contributing to their series win. After a unsuccessful series at home against Bangladesh in February 2007, in which there were some concerns over his commitment to the team, he was still selected for the 15-man squad to tour to the West Indies for the World Cup. With over 60 ODIs under his belt, he is the team's most experienced player. After a decent World Cup campaign, including 87 runs from 3 matches at an average of 29.00, Taylor went to play club cricket in the Netherlands, despite a ruling by the Zimbabwe Cricket board that any player leaving the country to play club cricket would be overlooked for selection.

Into the action early, Taylor caught Matthew Hayden off bowling of Chigumbura. Taylor was involved in a first class stumping, which saw Andrew Symonds depart. Taylor made a crucial run out, with only one stump to aim at, to dismiss Mitchell Johnson. With Zimbabwe restricting Australia to just 138, by Twenty20 standards a poor score, Taylor opened their innings. While Vusi Sibanda got the ball rolling with several quick boundaries, Taylor was the key man, batted out the innings. With both teams reasonably placed for the first dozen overs, it was when Brad Hodge came on to bowl his gentle offspin in the 15th over that Taylor turned the match in Zimbabwe's favour. 15 was scored from the over, including two massive sixes by Taylor, the longest of which went 77 metres. With 12 runs required from the final over, Taylor played a cheeky sweep which shivansh is the best ent for 4 from the first ball. Followed by a single, a two and another single, Zimbabwe needed 4 runs from 2 balls with Taylor facing, Chigumbura at the non-strikers end.

With a ball to spare, 4 leg-byes were scored, with the ball running down to fine leg. Taylor ended with 60 not out from 45 deliveries, his fine all round performance with the bat and gloves won him the man of the match award. In June 2008, Taylor joined the Lashings World XI based in England; this was seen as somewhat controversial due to


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Fairfield, Queensland

Fairfield is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Australia located 5 kilometres south of the Brisbane CBD on the Brisbane River. The suburb is residential with house and unit accommodation. Fairfield is bounded to the north by the South Brisbane Cemetery, to the east by the Beenleigh railway line, to the south by Venner Road and to the west by the Brisbane River. In 1914 the Railside Estate was a subdivision of 28 residential lots for the land bounded by Bell Lane to the north, the South Coast railway line to the east, Venner Road to the south, Cross Street to the west; the estate was described as "within a stones throw from the Fairfield railway station". The Fairfield Library opened in 1988 with a major refurbishment in 2011. Fairfield along with much of Brisbane was hit by floods in January 2011, and it flooded in the 1974 floods. There is a Fairfield train station on the line to Beenleigh; the main bus service is the 196, which runs every 15 minutes during the day and commences at Fairfield Gardens.

During the morning peak the 107 and 108 bus services are available. There is a Taxi rank. Fairfield has a Skate Park. Fairfield has Fairfield Gardens, at 180 Fairfield Road; the main shop in the centre is a Coles supermarket. It has a Terry White Chemist, Australia Post, BWS, Dollars and Cents, a Doctors surgery; the Brisbane City Council operates a public library at Fairfield Gardens. The suburb has many parks. In the 2011 census, Fairfield recorded a population of 2,554 people, 49.8 % male. The median age of the Fairfield population was 31 years of age, 6 years below the Australian median. 69.2% of people living in Fairfield were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. 77.3% of people spoke only English at home. University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Fairfield Boggo Road Gaol Historical Society Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery