Full name Frederick John Burton
Born November 2, 1865, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
Died August 25, 1929, Wanganui, New Zealand (aged 63 years 296 days)
Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1887 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 10-15, 1888 scorecard|
|First-class span||1885/86 - 1895/96|
It is now thought Fred Burton was born in Collingwood, Victoria, on November 2, 1865, and was thus 63. He was chosen to keep wicket for Australia in the Second Test of the 1886-87 series when Jack Blackham was unavailable. Blackham returned for the only Test of the following season but Burton was retained as a batsman even though his career average was only 15 - he was out for one in each innings. His best score was 47 for New South Wales against Victoria in 1887-88 when he batted three hours and helped Harry Moses in a stand of 185; Moses went on to make 297. Burton later settled in New Zealand and died in Wanganui.
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