Adam Burdett
Full names: Adam Francis
Date of birth: 20 Aug 1882
Place of birth: Oudtshoorn
School: Diocesan College (Bishops)
Springbok no: 108
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.8m, 80.3kg
Date of death: 4 Nov 1918 (Age 36)

Test summary: Tests: 2 Tries: 0
First Test: 17 Nov 1906 Age:24 Forward against Scotland at Hampden Park, Glasgow
Last Test: 24 Nov 1906 Age:24 Forward against Ireland at Ravenhill Grounds, Belfast
Test history:
17 Nov 190624ForwardScotlandLose: 0-6 Hampden Park, GlasgowWP
24 Nov 190624ForwardIrelandWin: 15-12 Ravenhill Grounds, BelfastWP


ADAM FRANCIS BURDETT (Villagers and Western Province) was born at Oudtshoorn in 1882; he stands 5 feet 10 inches, and weighs 12 stone 9 pounds. He is a hard working forward, but who is seen to most advantage in the open, where his very clever footwork and pace render him always prominent. He is a good tackler, like most of the Diocesan College forwards. It was at Diocesan College that he learned his football, a school which of late has turned out more; good backs than forwards. The school of late years has been rather light forward, and has for that reason adopted the loose game rather than the tight scrummage one. He went to "Bishops" in 1899, and, starting in the third team, gained his senior cap the following year. He played regularly in the team till 1905, in which year he captained them. In the following year (1906) he left and joined the Villagers, but absence from town kept him out of the team for the most of the season. Still his form in 1905 was so good that he was picked to play in the tournament at Johannesburg, being really the last man selected for the forward division. He played a good game in the tournament in Johannesburg , but nothing exceptional, and his selection came somewhat as a surprise. Still, on the tour in England he has justified his place, playing some really good games, particularly in the Internationals in which he took part.