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Bertie Clarke      

Full name Carlos Bertram Clarke

Born April 7, 1918, Lakes Folly, Cats Castle, St Michael, Barbados

Died October 14, 1993, Putney, London, England (aged 75 years 190 days)

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Essex, Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Carlos Bertram Clarke
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 1 3 2 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 97 145 40 1292 86 12.30 0 1 42 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 4 456 261 6 3/59 3/59 43.50 3.43 76.0 0 0 0
First-class 97 16123 8782 333 7/75 26.37 3.26 48.4 20 1
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 24-27, 1939 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1937-1961
Profile

Wisden obituary
Dr Carlos Bertram Clarke, OBE, died in Putney on October 14, 1993, aged 75. Bertie Clarke was a Barbadian who came to England with the 1939 West Indian team and did unexpectedly well with his fast leg-breaks, taking 87 wickets, though only six of them came in the three Tests. He then decided to study medicine at Guy's Hospital and became a GP in Pimlico, London. He was a regular in the wartime British Empire XI. After the war, he played 49 times for Northamptonshire and, after Freddie Brown's arrival cost him his place there, 18 times for Essex. He took 333 first-class wickets at 26.37. His later cricket was for the B.B.C. - having been an early contributor to the Caribbean Service - but Clarke was such an enthusiast that even when playing county cricket he would catch a train to play in a BBC Sunday match. He played on for them until he was 70, taking an estimated 3,000 wickets, and still won the First XI Bowling cup in his final season. He was awarded the OBE in 1983 for his community work amongst West Indians in London.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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Sep 17, 1983

The Old World XI squad poses for photos before the match against the Old England XI at The Oval. Standing (left to right): unknown umpire, Rohan Kanhai, Lance Gibbs, Farokh Engineer, Vanburn Holder, Nawab of Pataudi jr and Charlie Griffith; Sitting: Ray Lindwall, Bertie Clarke, Garry Sobers, Bob Simpson and Neil Harvey, September 17, 1983

The Old World XI squad poses for photos before the match against the Old England XI

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1939

Bertie Clarke

Bertie Clarke

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