Jamie Burton

JamieI’ve been playing cricket since about 7 or 8 in the back garden with my dad. It has been quite a cricketing odyssey, having started my career at my hometown club Helensburgh CC, before spending 5 years at West of Scotland in Glasgow, a season with Royal High Corstorphine and a season with Grange CC in Edinburgh. In between there have been some age group caps for Scotland, a tour to Australia and some charity appearances for the likes of the Captain Scott XI in Oslo.

My biggest achievement though has undoubtably been winning the ICC Europe and Sky Sports Young Coach of the Year. It certainly opened some doors and ultimately led me to finding Cricket Without Boundaries.

I first became aware of CWB in 2011 and decided that it appealed to my sense of adventure and love of cricket. I’ve been on 6 trips to Africa with CWB since. Including Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda and have either project led or tutored most of them. I fell in love with Africa on my first trip and it’s been my long held ambition to put together a truly epic adventure.

The Great CWB Cycle has been born through our dream of adventure and exploring rarely visited parts of the world. We are under no illusions of the scale of the journey and the mental and physical endurance that it will require. I hope we can do the trip justice and recount the people we meet and the stories they tell in our blog.

Finally, I’d like to thank my parents, Holly and friends for allowing this journey to take place with their blessing. Please give generously to the cause as all money donated will go straight to CWB and allow them to continue to ‘bowl AIDs out of Africa’

I can’t wait to take the first pedal stroke of many millions and start the journey towards Kigali.

Jamie

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