Tolly Burnett      

Full name Anthony Compton Burnett

Born October 26, 1923, Chipstead, Surrey

Died May 31, 1993, Wexham Park, Slough, Berkshire (aged 69 years 217 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Glamorgan

Also known as Anthony Compton-Burnett

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Son - RJ Compton-Burnett

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 27 40 6 790 79* 23.23 0 5 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 27 24 16 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1949 - 1958

Tolly Burnett had a brief and somewhat controversial career with Glamorgan in August 1958. The Welsh club were looking for a captain to replace Wilf Wooller, and Anthony Compton Burnett was given an eight-match trial. The right-hand batsman had led Lancing College in 1941 and won a Blue at Cambridge in 1949. He went into teaching, and played for MCC and Sussex II. Not surprisingly, he found the step into county cricket a huge one, and made only 71 runs at 6.45 for Glamorgan. At the end of the season he returned to teaching science at Eton. His full first-class record was 790 runs at 23.23, with a highest score of 79 not out against Middlesex at Fenner's in 1949. His son, R. J. Compton-Burnett, played for Cambridge in 1981.
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A.C.Burnett, who played a handful of games for Glamorgan in 1958


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AC Burnett: Portrait

AC Burnett: Portrait

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