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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
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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