Rory Burns has led from the front in his first season as Captain of Surrey County Cricket Club. A graduate of the Club’s Academy system, 28-year-old Burns has represented the first team for four years, and was rewarded with the Captaincy at the start of the summer following Gareth Batty’s resignation from the position.
An opening batsman, Burns has scored 1,000+ runs in each of the past four seasons in Championship cricket. 2018 is his best year to date. With 1,359 runs, Burns finishes the 2018 season as the leading domestic run scorer in the country despite batting in just 22 innings.
His performances in 2018 earned him a first England call-up, and he will head to Sri Lanka at the conclusion of the season alongside team-mates Sam Curran and Ollie Pope.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON: Rory came within two wickets of carrying his bat against Worcestershire at the Kia Oval at the start of the season, falling just seven runs short of his second first-class career double century, when he scored 193.