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Full name Sydney Frank Burke
Born March 11, 1934, Pretoria, Transvaal
Current age 81 years 16 days
Major teams South Africa, North Eastern Transvaal, Orange Free State
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town, Jan 1-4, 1962 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 1-6, 1965 scorecard|
|First-class span||1954/55 - 1967/68|
Sydney Burke was a right-arm fast-medium bowler who made a dramatic debut against New Zealand at Cape Town in 1961-62, taking 11 for 196 in 81 overs. Surprisingly, he was made 12th man for the next Test and then discarded. His second - and final - Test came three years later against England at Cape Town when he went wicketless. He managed the South African Universities side which toured England in 1967.
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.