Rory Burns

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Rory Burns
Personal information
Full name Rory Joseph Burns
Born (1990-08-26) 26 August 1990 (age 25)
Epsom, Surrey, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Opener, occasional wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011–present Surrey (squad no. 17)
FC debut 11 May 2011 Surrey v Cardiff MCCU
LA debut 15 July 2012 Surrey v Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 59 22 14
Runs scored 3,767 751 149
Batting average 40.94 35.76 14.90
100s/50s 8/18 0/5 0/0
Top score 199 95 46*
Balls bowled 162
Wickets 2
Bowling average 60.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 - n/a
Best bowling 1/18
Catches/stumpings 57/0 8/0 4/1
Source: Cricinfo, 14 August 2015

Rory Joseph Burns (born 26 August 1990) is an English cricketer. Burns 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,[1] Burns made his first-class debut for Surrey against Cambridge MCCU.[2] He kept wicket in this match ahead of regular keepers Steven Davies and Gary Wilson. In this match, he scored 23 runs in Surrey's first-innings before being dismissed by Zafar Ansari, while in their second-innings he scored 16 runs before being dismissed by Josh Poysden. He also took two catches behind the stumps.[3] This was his only first team appearance for Surrey in the 2011 season. In 2012 season he scored a century against Leeds Bradford MCCU and filled in as wicketkeeper 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. 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 injures.[4]


  1. ^ "Teams Rory Burns played for". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Rory Burns". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cambridge MCCU v Surrey, 2011". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Talbot, Bruce (14 June 2015). "Surrey's Rory Burns and Moises Henriques involved in horrifying collision". 

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