Allan Robert Border AO (born July 27, 1955 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricket captain. His playing nickname was "A.B.". He played 156 Tests in his career, a record until it was passed by fellow Australian Steve Waugh. Border still retains the world record for the number of consecutive Test appearances of 153 and the number of Tests as captain. He was a primarily a left hand batsman but also achieved sporadic success as a part time left arm orthodox spinner. Border amassed 11,174 runs (a world record until it was surpassed by Brian Lara in 2005). He hit 27 centuries in his Test career. He retired as Australia's most capped player and leading run-scorer in both Tests and ODIs.
Throughout his early years, he had always played in cricket teams two or three years above his age group. He also played for Mosman Baseball Club, where he developed his fielding and horizontal bat shots
. Border initially made his debut for Mosman in Sydney Grade Cricket aged 16 against Petersham as a left arm orthodox spinner, listed to bat at No. 9. He was also selected for the 1972-73 Combined High Schools in the intrastate carnival