Leighton Burtt

Club: Onslow


Wellington Firebirds debut: N/A

Best bowl: N/A

Leighton Burtt joins the Wellington Firebirds in 2011-12 for his second season and is raring to go after missing all of his first summer as a Wellington contracted player due to an Achilles injury.

Burtt joined Wellington from his home province Canterbury last season, after four consecutive years with the Wizards. Burtt has built up a good track record as a tall,strongly built wicket-taking opening bowler who generates good pace and swing and troubles top order batsmen.

Going into the 2011-12 season, Burtt had taken 76 wickets in 24 first-class matches with a best return of 6 for 108. He had also played 22 domestic One-Day matches and has taken 35 wickets with a best return of 5 for 26 and 12 HRV Cup Twenty matches, taking 12 wickets with a best of 2 for 16.





Playing style: Bowler

Nickname: Burtty

Secondary school attended: Christchurch Boys’ High School

Club: Onslow


Earliest cricket memory: Getting throwdowns from my mum and dad


Favourite ground to play cricket on: The Hawkins Basin Reserve


Most memorable cricket moment: Getting five wickets on debut in my One-Day at Eden Park


If I could bat/bowl in partnership with any cricketer from any era I would chose: Viv Richards because he was so dominating and Wasim Akram because he was so skilful.


Favourite player growing up: Chris Cairns, Wasim Akram, Jaques Kallis, Sir Richard Hadlee – I’ve always wanted to be an all-rounder


The non-cricketing sports person or team I most admire: Usain Bolt


If I wasn’t a Firebirds cricketer I’d be: A broadcaster or a publican


Favourite superhero: Batman, because he’s dark and does the right thing at the right time


Favourite book/magazine:   Too many to mention


Favourite holiday destination: Anywhere nice


If I was in a band I would play the: I’d be the singer


In my spare time I like to: Play golf and bowls, read and spend good times with good people


Most people don’t know that I: Do a human debacle routine


My signature dish is: A Sunday roast





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Glasgow going well for Leighton Burtt

Canterbury Wizards talent Leighton Burtt is one of the many domestic players who have headed off shore during the New Zealand winter to gain more experience in cricket.

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