Tom Burton was on the MCC groundstaff during 1889 and 1890, before securing a professional appointment with Bridgend for 1891 and 1892. His move to Wales saw the all-rounder appear in four games for Glamorgan during 1891, starting with the two-day friendly against Gloucestershire at the Arms Park during the first week of May.
He took 5/68 on his debut, before claiming 7/25 in the trial game against a Colts XXII. Later in August, the opening bowler returned figures of 5/63 in the first innings of the match against the MCC at Lord’s before adding two more in the second innings. However, Tom went wicketless the following week during the match against Gloucestershire at Bristol – this proved to be his final appearance for Glamorgan, and his omission was perhaps more to do with the modest terms offered by the Welsh county rather than a lack of form, as he continued to be a useful bowler for the Bridgend club in subsequent seasons.
Born – Trowbridge, 1864.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Friendlies – 13 v MCC at Lord’s, 1891 and 7/25 v Colts XX at Cardiff Arms Park, 1891.