George Burton      

Full name George Burton

Born May 1, 1851, Hampstead, London

Died May 7, 1930, Covent Garden, Westminster, London (aged 79 years 6 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow (roundarm)

Other Umpire, Scorer

Relation Son - FA Burton

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 128 205 62 1150 34 8.04 0 0 98 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 128 30572 10446 608 10/59 17.18 2.05 50.2 47 12
Career statistics
First-class span 1881 - 1893

George Burton, a slow right-handed bowler, did not play for Middlesex until 30 years of age, but in his first match - against Surrey at Lord's - he bowled Harry Jupp with the second ball he sent down and in the second innings (in which he secured 5 for 20) he dismissed John Shuter, the Surrey captain, with his first ball. In the course of a county career which extended from 1881 to 1893 he obtained 544 wickets for Middlesex for 17 runs apiece. He enjoyed some notable successes against Yorkshire - 7 for 20 and 7 for 18 at Lord's and 16 wickets for 114 at Sheffield, this last performance following upon a match at The Oval in which he obtained 13 Surrey wickets (including all ten in the first innings) for 78. A member of the MCC groundstaff from 1883 to 1904, he, in 1894 against Oxford City, again took all ten wickets in an innings. A coachsmith by trade, Burton, even when assisting Middlesex regularly, put in, as a rule, several hours' work before taking the field. He was given two benefits - Middlesex v Surrey in 1892 and Middlesex v Somerset in 1905. For many years he scored for Middlesex and right up to the end he was honorary secretary to the Cricketers' Fund Friendly Society.Wisden Cricketers' Almanack