James Burke (cricketer)

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James Burke
Personal information
Full name James Edward Burke
Born (1991-01-25) 25 January 1991 (age 26)
Plymouth, Devon, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2014 Devon
2012, 2014 Somerset
2015–present Surrey
2017–present Leicestershire (on loan)
FC debut 31 March 2012 Somerset v Cardiff MCCU
LA debut 27 June 2014 Somerset v Essex
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 13 10 14
Runs scored 274 94 30
Batting average 17.12 11.75 4.28
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 0/0
Top score 79 26* 8
Balls bowled 1,083 357 147
Wickets 23 17 10
Bowling average 30.60 20.58 22.50
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/19 5/28 3/23
Catches/stumpings 6/– 3/– 6/–
Source: CricketArchive, 1 April 2017

James Edward Burke (born 25 January 1991) is an English cricketer who plays for Surrey County Cricket Club but is currently on loan at Leicestershire. He is a right-handed batsman and right arm medium-fast bowler. He made his first-class debut for Somerset against Cardiff MCC University, on 31 March 2012.[1] Burke plays club cricket for Budleigh Salterton CC in the Premier Division of the Devon Cricket League.

Having been released by Somerset at the end of the 2011 season, Burke enjoyed a successful return to the Second XI in 2013 and he was rewarded with a summer contract with Somerset for the 2014 season.[2]

On 1 September 2014, Surrey County Cricket Club announced the signing of Burke on a two-year contract from the end of the 2014 season.[3]

On 25 January 2017, Burke signed for Leicestershire on loan from Surrey for the 2017 season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Regan named as 'keeper for Cardiff MCCU game". Somerset CCC. 30 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Three New Somerset Contracts". Somerset County Cricket Club. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "James Burke: Surrey to sign Somerset all-rounder". BBC Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Burke signs on season-long loan". Leicestershire County Cricket Club. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 

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