Frank Clarke (cricketer)

Frank Clarke (born 8 October 1936 in Cardiff, Glamorgan) is a former Welsh cricketer. Clarke was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium.

Frank Clarke
Personal information
Full nameFrank Clarke
Born (1936-10-08) 8 October 1936 (age 84)
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1956–1960Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 31
Runs scored 98
Batting average 3.76
100s/50s –/–
Top score 31
Balls bowled 3,828
Wickets 50
Bowling average 37.36
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/66
Catches/stumpings 10/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 June 2012

Clarke made his first-class debut for Glamorgan against the Combined Services at Cardiff Arms Park in 1956. Clarke went on to make thirty further first-class appearances for the county, the last of which came against the touring South Africans in 1960.[1] Primarily a bowler, Clarke took 50 first-class wickets at an average of 37.36, with best figures of 5/66.[2] These figures were his only five wicket haul and came against Middlesex at Lord's in the 1959 County Championship.[3] With the bat, he scored a total of 98 runs at a batting average of 3.76, with a high score of 31.[4] This score, which came against the touring Indians in 1959,[5] accounted for 32% of his entire career runs. Injury forced Clarke to retire in the 1961 season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Frank Clarke". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Frank Clarke". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Middlesex v Glamorgan, 1959 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  4. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Frank Clarke". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Glamorgan v Indians, 1959". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 June 2012.

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