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

Country Fixtures Country Results
South Group: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton - Jul 21
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
North Group: Worcs v Lancashire at Worcester - Jul 21
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
North Group: Leics v Northants at Leicester - Jul 21
Northants won by 2 runs (D/L method)
South Group: Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval - Jul 21
Surrey won by 15 runs
North Group: Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Jul 21
Yorkshire won by 29 runs
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Jul 21
Essex won by 7 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
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