Full name Sydney Frank Burke
Born March 11, 1934, Pretoria, Transvaal
Current age 83 years 12 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.
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