3 June 1925|
Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand
|Died||7 August 2015
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Test debut (cap 80)||3 March 1956 v West Indies|
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017
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. 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".
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.
- "Former New Zealand batsman Trevor Barber dies at 90". ESPNCricinfo. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Wellington v Otago, 1953-54". Cricketarchive.com. 1954-01-09. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
- R.T. Brittenden, New Zealand Cricketers, A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1961, p. 12-13.
- "List of oldest living Test players". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
- Trevor Barber at Cricinfo
- Trevor Barber at Cricket Archive
- "The first thing you'd do was go out there and dominate the bowlers"
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