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Gordon Charles Burgess, OBE (4 October 1918 – 3 September 2000), was a New Zealand cricket player and administrator.



Burgess was born in Waihi in 1918. He played seven first-class matches as a batsman for Auckland between 1940 and 1954.

He was a member of the New Zealand Cricket Council from 1962 to 1971, and was its president from 1976 to 1983. He managed the New Zealand team that toured England, India and Pakistan in 1969. The series in Pakistan was New Zealand's first win in a Test series.

In the 1989 New Year Honours, Burgess was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for services to cricket. He died in Auckland in 2000.

He was the father of New Zealand Test cricketer Mark Burgess.


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