When Michael joined the Bears from Sussex this summer he followed the path taken by club favourite Tim Ambrose. If Mike turns out to contribute as much as Amby he will be a great signing - and he all the makings of a big favourite at Edgbaston.
A big-hitter with the bat, he brings energy and dynamism in the field, whether behind the stumps or not. A talented wicketkeeper, he will usually take that role, but he found himself in the field in the Specsavers County Championship match against Essex this season and took one of the catches of the season in the infield. Michael Burgess is a player who makes things happen.