Today we are looking at the Great
During the 2016/17 Season, the KPCC played host to Englishman, George “Digger” Burrows. A tall, strapping lad who would charge in and hit the deck hard, it was easy to see George had genuine pace and a bucketload of potential.
Only a 1 season stint with KPCC, George grew in stature and confidence as the season wore on, often finding that his better bowling spells were not getting the rewards of wickets (we’ve all been there).
Although a great exponent and appreciator of the forward defence, George was never recruited to make a load of runs. 23 Wickets at an average just a shade under 20, probably understates his value, and his average is probably inflated by a certain day down at Sunshine Druids.
Recently, we caught up with George who spoke glowingly about his time at KPCC, and his career path since returning to England.
“I absolutely loved my season at KPCC. So many great friends and times. Both on and off the field. I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to play at such a fantastic place. Currently, I’m playing my cricket for Lancashire CCC and Formby CC who play in the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition. However, unfortunately due to Covid restrictions this season the ECB has stated that contracted players are unable to play any kind of club cricket! A frustrating season due to this and the lack of club cricket I have been able to be a part of! On the other hand it has allowed me to spend more time with my County and to look after my body with the stress in which fast bowling can have. Hopefully the County can go on this year to win trophies and hopefully I get the opportunity to play my part in the success.”
The KPCC will continue to watch George’s career in the English County League grow and develop and remember fondly of the big opening bowler we came to know as “Digger”.