Sylvester Clarke      

Full name Sylvester Theophilus Clarke

Born December 11, 1954, Lead Vale, Christ Church, Barbados

Died December 4, 1999, Christ Church, Barbados (aged 44 years 358 days)

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Northern Transvaal, Orange Free State, Surrey, Transvaal

Nickname Silvers

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education St Batholemews Boys School

Relation Half-brother - RO Estwick

Sylvester Theophilus Clarke
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 16 5 172 35* 15.63 0 0 8 2 0
ODIs 10 8 2 60 20 10.00 58 103.44 0 0 3 3 4 0
First-class 238 265 44 3269 100* 14.79 1 5 146 0
List A 250 146 31 1278 45* 11.11 0 0 66 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 19 2477 1170 42 5/126 6/41 27.85 2.83 58.9 3 1 0
ODIs 10 10 524 245 13 3/22 3/22 18.84 2.80 40.3 0 0 0
First-class 238 43564 18397 942 8/62 19.52 2.53 46.2 59 10
List A 250 12872 6833 364 6/31 6/31 18.77 3.18 35.3 10 6 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Australia at Georgetown, Mar 31-Apr 5, 1978 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Australia at Castries, Apr 12, 1978 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 27, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977-1990
List A span 1977-1990
Profile

Barbados, an island where cricket is more a way of life than a game, was already in a state of shock from the successive deaths of two of its finest players, Malcolm Marshall and Sir Conrad Hunte, when Sylvester Clarke collapsed and died at his home in Christ Church on December 4. He would have been 45 on December 11. Three weeks earlier, he had been one of the hundreds of cricketers saying their final goodbyes at Marshall's funeral. The day before, the startling news had been received of Hunte's passing. Clarke's wife, Peggy, reported he had complained of feeling unwell and had seen the doctor in the preceding week. But he had played for his club, Crusaders, up until a month earlier and there was no indication that his life was in jeopardy.

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Sylvester Clarke

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1982

Sylvester Clarke

Sylvester Clarke

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Notes

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1981

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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