|Full name||Rory Joseph Burns|
26 August 1990 |
Epsom, Surrey, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Role||Opener, occasional wicket-keeper|
|Domestic team information|
|2011–present||Surrey (squad no. 17)|
|FC debut||11 May 2011 Surrey v Cardiff MCCU|
|LA debut||15 July 2012 Surrey v Nottinghamshire|
|Source: Cricinfo, 16 September 2016|
Rory Joseph Burns (born 26 August 1990) is an English cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman who opens in First Class cricket and occasionally fields as a wicket-keeper. He was born in Epsom, Surrey and educated at City of London Freemens and Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC).
Having played Second XI cricket for both Surrey and Hampshire, Burns made his first-class debut for Surrey against Cambridge MCCU in May 2011. He made scores of 23 and 16, and keeping wicket ahead of regular keepers Steven Davies and Gary Wilson, he took two catches. This was his only first team appearance for Surrey in the 2011 season.
In the 2012 season he scored a century against Leeds Bradford MCCU and filled in as wicket-keeper in one game before being called upon to open the batting in early July against Lancashire. He remained in the team for the rest of the season finishing with 741 runs at an average of 49.4.
He continued to open the batting in 2013 and 2014, playing all Surrey's First Class games in both seasons. He made his highest score of 199 in a game against Gloucestershire in June 2014 and scored over 1000 runs in a season for the first time in the same year.
In June 2015, whilst playing for Surrey in a NatWest t20 Blast game against Sussex Sharks at Arundel Castle, Burns collided with teammate Moisés Henriques whilst attempting to take a catch. Both players were knocked unconscious from the collision with Burns requiring stitches to facial injuries and Henriques suffered a broken jaw. Ambulances and medical staff treated the players on-field before taking them both to hospital. The game was abandoned due to the injuries. Burns returned to the team in late-June and finished the season with 1019 First-Class runs at an average of 48.52. He also played in 7 of Surrey's 10 games in the Royal London Cup, including all the knock-out games, scoring 364 runs.
- "Teams Rory Burns played for". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- "First-Class Matches played by Rory Burns". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- "Cambridge MCCU v Surrey, 2011". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- Talbot, Bruce (14 June 2015). "Surrey's Rory Burns and Moises Henriques involved in horrifying collision".