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Michael Burgess

Role:
Wicketkeeper
DOB:
8 July 1994 (Age 28)
Height:
6'1
Place of birth:
Epsom, Surrey

First Class Career Stats

33

Matches

1688

Runs

39.25

Batting avg

32

Catches

0

Stumpings

List A Career Stats

19

Matches

363

Runs

21.35

Batting avg

10

Catches

1

Stumpings

T20 Career Stats

30

Matches

320

Runs

16.84

Batting avg

12

Catches

6

Stumpings

Explosive skills

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.

In both roles, he was a giant contributor to last season’s trophy double. It was fitting that the very last act of the Bears’ magnificent season was a superb catch by Burgess, sprinting to short fine leg to take the ball at full stretch and clinch the Bob Willis Trophy against Lancashire at Lord’s.

“In addition to being an excellent, young gloveman, Michael is a hard-hitting batsman who has experienced domestic cricket on the biggest stage.”

Paul Farbrace

Paul Farbrace

Sport Director

At the start of last season, he admitted he had “something to prove” – in the following months he emphatically proved his abilities. Many times, his middle-order runs tilted a tight game the Bears’ way while his keeping was arguably the best in the country. His leg-side stumping of Nottinghamshire’s Joe Clarke off Olly Hannon-Dalby was a one of the season’s champagne moments.

An aggressive, entertaining batter, he is a potential match-winner in all formats. The Epsom-born 27-year-old is brimming with natural talent and ready to face full on the challenge for the gloves from new signing Alex Davies from Lancashire.

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