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Tom Burtt      

Full name Thomas Browning Burtt

Born January 22, 1915, Christchurch, Canterbury

Died May 24, 1988, Christchurch, Canterbury (aged 73 years 123 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Relation Brother - NV Burtt, Nephew - LM Burtt

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 10 15 3 252 42 21.00 0 0 1 2 0
First-class 84 124 29 1644 68* 17.30 0 4 53 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 14 2593 1170 33 6/162 7/106 35.45 2.70 78.5 1 3 0
First-class 84 23423 9054 408 8/35 22.19 2.31 57.4 29 5
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 21-25, 1947 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 6-10, 1953 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1943-1955
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Wisden obituary
Thomas Browning Burtt, who died at Christchurch on May 24, 1988, aged 73, made only one New Zealand tour overseas but it was a triumph for him. In England in 1949, in a hot and dry summer when the pitches generally favoured the batsmen, his accurate slow left-arm bowling brought him 128 wickets at an average of 22.88 from 1,231 overs. The next-best harvest was 62 by Cresswell, whose 692 overs were also the most by any other tourist. Twice Burtt took eleven wickets in a match, and he took five or more wickets in an innings eleven times, including seven for 102 (eleven for 182 in the match) at Worcester in the second fixture of the tour. In the four drawn Tests he was the leading wicket-taker with seventeen at 33.41, including his best-ever Test return of six for 152 from 45 overs in sweltering heat at Manchester.

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New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 1948

Tour Results
New Zealand v England at Napier - Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 13-17, 2008
England won by 126 runs
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Mar 5-9, 2008
New Zealand won by 189 runs
Major Association XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 28-Mar 1, 2008
Match drawn
NZ Invit. XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 25-26, 2008
Match drawn
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