Full name Graham Iefvion Burgess
Born May 5, 1943, Glastonbury, Somerset
Current age 72 years 89 days
Major teams Minor Counties, Somerset
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Education Millfield School
|First-class span||1966 - 1979|
|List A span||1966 - 1982|
It's something of a cliché, but Graham Burgess was a good old-fashioned county professional. A medium-pace bowler and a lower middle-order hitter, he played for almost a decade and a half for Somerset, the end of his career coming as the county established itself as a major force in domestic cricket. He made his debut in 1966 and remained a constant in the side until he retired at the end of 1979 (although he returned for a few one-day games). For a time he was the professional at Monmouth School before becoming a full-time umpire.
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?