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George Burnham (cricketer)

George Burnham (cricketer)

George Joseph Burnham (5 November 1878 – 7 March 1971) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1912.

George Burnham
Personal information
Full nameGeorge Joseph Burnham
Born(1878-11-05)5 November 1878
Nottingham, England
Died7 March 1971(1971-03-07) (aged 92)
Nottingham, England
BattingRight-handed batsman
Domestic team information
First-class debut13 May 1912 Derbyshire v Warwickshire
Last First-class24 June 1912 Derbyshire v Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 5
Runs scored 30
Batting average 6.00
100s/50s /
Top score 15
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 3/-
Source: , February 2011

Burnham was born in Nottingham, the son of Jesse Burnham, a millwright, and his wife Hannah.[1] He played his only first-class matches for Derbyshire in the 1912 season. He made his debut against Warwickshire in May 1912 when he was not out for 10 in the second innings. Over the next six weeks, he played four more matches, most of which were abandoned as draws, and that was the limit of his career. Burnham played six innings in five first-class matches with an average of 6.00 and a top score of 15.[2]

Burnam acted as scorer in a few minor counties matches in the 1950s. He died at Nottingham at the age of 82.


  1. British Census 1881 RG11 3362/32 p18
  2. George Burnham at cricket archive
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