David Burton (cricketer, born 1985)

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David Burton
Personal information
Full name David Alexander Burton
Born (1985-08-23) 23 August 1985 (age 29)
Stockwell, London, England
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006 Gloucestershire
2008–2009 Middlesex
2010–2012 Northamptonshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 7 10 5
Runs scored 77 14
Batting average 11.00 7.00
100s/50s –/1 –/–
Top score 52* 5*
Balls bowled 956 247 72
Wickets 17 6 4
Bowling average 43.76 38.50 18.75
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/68 3/25 2/13
Catches/stumpings 1/– 5/– 1/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 December 2012

David Burton (born David Alexander Burton, 23 August 1985)[1] is a first-class cricketer, who has played county cricket for Gloucesteshire, Middlesex and Northamptonshire.


Burton became a county cricketer after representing four different counties in Second Eleven or friendly matches in 2005 and 2006 (Surrey, Sussex, Essex and Gloucestershire). Whilst at Gloucestershire, he played two Second Eleven matches in the latter part of 2006, taking 5-66 against Derbyshire[2] and 5-76 and 3-60 against Glamorgan[3] and was rewarded by being selected for the First XI in Gloucestershire's last County Championship match of the season against Glamorgan.[4] Coming in at no.10 with the score on 384-8, he scored 52* in a 128-run partnership with Mark Hardinges, Gloucestershire's highest-ever ninth-wicket stand against Glamorgan.[5] He performed poorly in the remainder of the match, bowling 20 wicketless overs for 129 including three wides and fifteen no-balls and was out for 1 in the second innings.

In 2007, Burton played five Second Eleven Championship matches and four Second Eleven Trophy matches for Gloucestershire but could not break into the first team and was released at the end of the season.

At the start of the 2008 season, he played three pre-season matches for Kent and another four for Middlesex, and was eventually signed up by the latter. He became a regular in the second XI, playing 11 Championship matches and 4 Trophy matches, and due to injuries to other bowlers got into the first XI for two Twenty20 Cup group stage matches in what turned out to be a competition that Middlesex won. He also played in a first-class match against the touring South Africans. However, he made no further 1st team appearances and was not initially retained for the following season.

2009 saw Burton play one pre-season match for Kent and one Second Eleven Championship match for Leicestershire. Middlesex asked him to return after they suffered another injury crisis to their bowlers, and as well as playing two Second Eleven Championship matches and taking part in a match against Cardiff UCCE he was selected for a County Championship match against his old team Gloucestershire,[6] and in a Twenty20 match against Sussex.[7] Against Gloucestershire, in what was otherwise a difficult match for the Middlesex players, Burton took 5-68,[8][9][10] and against Sussex he took 2-13 off four overs making him Middlesex's top wicket-taker in the match as well as their most economical bowler. These two performances earned him a contract for the remainder of the season.[11]

He signed and made his debut for Northamptonshire on 16 September 2010 against Leicestershire and took five wickets for 75 from 20 overs in the first innings.

Career best performances[edit]

as of 25 December 2012

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 52* Gloucestershire v Glamorgan Cardiff 2006 5-68 Middlesex v Gloucestershire Bristol 2009
LA 5* Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Derbyshire Falcons Derby 2012 3-25 Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Warwickshire Bears Birmingham 2011
T20 - 2-13 Middlesex Panthers v Surrey Brown Caps Lord's 2009


  1. ^ http://www.cricinfo.com/countycricket2009/content/current/player/260128.html
  2. ^ Derbyshire Second XI v Gloucestershire Second XI in 2006 CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2009
  3. ^ Glamorgan Second XI v Gloucestershire Second XI in 2006 CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2009
  4. ^ Glamorgan v Gloucestershire in 2006 CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2009
  5. ^ Highest Partnership For Gloucestershire Against Glamorgan CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2009
  6. ^ Gloucestershire v Middlesex in 2009 CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2009
  7. ^ Middlesex v Sussex in 2009 CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2009
  8. ^ After seven counties, David Burton claims five wickets Times Online. Retrieved 5 July 2009
  9. ^ Gloucestershire v Middlesex ECB. Retrieved 5 July 2009
  10. ^ David and Jonathan star Middlesex til we die. Retrieved 5 July 2009
  11. ^ David Burton & Robbie Williams sign contracts with Middlesex at the Wayback Machine (archived February 22, 2012) Middlesex CCC. Retrieved 5 July 2009