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Fred Burton
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Fred Burton

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1887 - 1888

Full Name

Frederick John Burton

Born

November 02, 1865, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria

Died

August 25, 1929, Wanganui, New Zealand, (aged 63y 296d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

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.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test24242*2.00000011
FC2238103764713.4200257
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2------------
FC22000-----000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
FC11
Frederick John Burton
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