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Jim Burke      

Full name James Wallace Burke

Born June 12, 1930, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

Died February 2, 1979, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 48 years 235 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 24 44 7 1280 189 34.59 3 5 0 18 0
First-class 130 204 36 7563 220 45.01 21 35 58 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 16 814 230 8 4/37 4/52 28.75 1.69 101.7 1 0 0
First-class 130 8540 2941 101 6/40 29.11 2.06 84.5 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Feb 2-8, 1951 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 13-18, 1959 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1948-1959
Profile

After scoring an eyecatching century on his Test debut against England in January 1951, Jim Burke took his omission from the 1953 Ashes tour so hard that he redoubled efforts to banish risk from his game. Henceforward he was both a curse on bowlers and the bane of spectators: his 28 not out in 250 minutes during the Brisbane Test of December 1958 is almost as infamous as Trevor Bailey's batting marathon in the same game. Team-mates, though, often had cause to bless his blunting presence. His highest Test innings underwrote an innings victory at Cape Town in January 1958, and his dour batting belied an impish humorist.
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1963

Jim Burke, Australian IZ v Arabs, 1963 (throwing controversy)

Jim Burke

© The Cricketer International

Jul 31, 1956

Tony Lock catches Jim Burke for 33 off Jim Laker, England v Australia, 4th Test, Old Trafford, 5th day, July 31, 1956

Tony Lock catches Jim Burke for 33 off Jim Laker

© PA Photos

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1957

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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