Full Name

Robert Dixon Burrows

Born

June 06, 1871, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire

Died

February 12, 1943, Hill Top, near Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, (aged 71y 251d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

Wisden obituary
Robert Dixon Burrows, who helped Worcestershire rise to first-class rank in 1899 and still played for the county in 1919, died at his home, East wood, Nottinghamshire, in February, aged 70. Of good height and robust build, Burrows bowled fast right-hand with good action, and batted well enough to warrant the description of an all-round cricketer. In 1901 he took 96 wickets and twice exactly a hundred for the county, in 1910 at average of 23.46 and 1913 at 21.41, being far the best man in his county's attack each year. When Worcestershire tied with Yorkshire for second place to Nottinghamshire in the 1907 championship, Burrows scored 112 against Gloucestershire at Worcester and with the bat averaged 25.28, but his bowling fell to 57 wickets at 24 runs apiece. Worcestershire twice beat Yorkshire that season, Arnold and Cuffe being their great bowlers on each occasion; Burrows was wanted in only one innings, taking three wickets for 63 runs and finishing off the match at Worcester. Arnold and Cuffe on that occasion took 16 wickets between them, and at Bradford in August they bowled unchanged throughout the match, Cuffe, by dismissing nine men in the second innings, sharing the match honours with Arnold--ten wickets each. Burrows scored his second first-class century also against Gloucestershire, 107 not out at Worcester in July 1914, when he batted number ten. Sir Home Gordon's Form at a Glance shows that Burrows scored 5,183 runs, average 14.01, took 805 wickets at 29.32 runs apiece, and held 132 catches--mostly at the old-fashioned point position. He created a first-class record in 1911 by sending a bail 67 yards 6 inches from the stumps when he bowled Huddleston at Old Trafford. In 1923 he was chosen as a first-class umpire and served during nine seasons, his bulky figure bending over the stumps at the bowler's end suggesting the happiness and close attention with which he carried out his duty.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC27743665522311214.07291380
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR5w10w
FC27740311236058948/4826.403.5145.0579
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
Test11
FC44
Robert Dixon Burrows
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Debut/Last Matches

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FC Matches
Span
1899 - 1919