Full name William Clarke
Born March 17, 1849, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Died May 29, 1935, Woodthorpe Park, Mapperley, Nottinghamshire (aged 86 years 73 days)
Major teams Nottinghamshire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|First-class span||1876 - 1877|
CLARKE, WILLIAM, who died on May 29, in his 86th year, having been born on March 17, 1850, played in a few matches for Nottinghamshire and in the neighbourhood of Kirkby, where he was born and lived, he was known as Cricketer Clarke. A fast right arm bowler he batted left handed. In 1876 against Lancashire at Trent Bridge he took 2 wickets for 4 runs and a year later against Gloucestershire he had the satisfaction of seeing W. G. Grace caught off his bowling for 3. Between 1877 and 1892 he was coach to the Royal Artillery Officers at Woolwich.
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