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Michael Burgess

Michael Burgess
Role:
Wicketkeeper
DOB:
8 July 1994 (Age 29)
Height:
6'1
Place of birth:
Epsom, Surrey

First Class Career Stats

86

Matches

3952

Runs

34.66

Batting avg

191

Catches

9

Stumpings

List A Career Stats

41

Matches

979

Runs

28.79

Batting avg

41

Catches

5

Stumpings

T20 Career Stats

66

Matches

791

Runs

17.97

Batting avg

26

Catches

12

Stumpings

Keeper, batter… bowler

Like his predecessor as Bears wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Ambrose, Burgess arrived at Edgbaston from Sussex – and just like Amby he offers the team loads both behind the stumps and with the bat.

Burgess was fourth in the County Championship Division One dismissals table in 2023 with 46, including 45 catches. Some of his one handed, leg-side takes were truly breath-taking.

“Winning the double in 2021 was my career highlight and I hope we can keep pushing for future success in all formats this year and in the near future.”

Michael Burgess

Michael Burgess

The Epsom-born 29-year-old is an aggressive, entertaining batter. He contributed vital red ball runs in 2023 – 476 in total – including a high of 88 at Hampshire and a crucial, unbeaten 78 to help Bears over the line at home to Northamptonshire.

And he also served up a rare sight for fans and members in that Northants win: Burgess with ball in hand serving up some of his gentle medium pace bowling. He returned figures of 8-3-21-0…the ultimate all-rounder!

Burgy spent the Vitality Blast season on loan at Sussex.

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