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Jim Burke
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Jim Burke

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1951 - 1959

Full Name

James Wallace Burke

Born

June 12, 1930, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

Died

February 02, 1979, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, (aged 48y 235d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

After scoring an eyecatching century on his Test debut against England in January 1951, Jim Burke took his omission from the 1953 Ashes tour so hard that he redoubled efforts to banish risk from his game. Henceforward he was both a curse on bowlers and the bane of spectators: his 28 not out in 250 minutes during the Brisbane Test of December 1958 is almost as infamous as Trevor Bailey's batting marathon in the same game. Team-mates, though, often had cause to bless his blunting presence. His highest Test innings underwrote an innings victory at Cape Town in January 1958, and his dour batting belied an impish humorist.
Gideon Haigh

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test24447128018934.59350180
FC13020436756322045.012135580
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test241681423084/374/5228.75101.70100
FC130854029411016/4029.1184.5030
James Wallace Burke
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Jim Burke
Tony Lock catches Jim Burke for 33 off Jim Laker