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Joe Clarke      

Full name Joe Michael Clarke

Born May 26, 1996, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Current age 20 years 194 days

Major teams England Under-19s, Shropshire, Worcestershire 2nd XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Llanfyllin High School

Relation Brother - RL Clarke

Joe Michael Clarke
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 27 43 2 1855 194 45.24 3091 60.01 7 8 248 3 10 0
List A 20 19 4 479 131* 31.93 572 83.74 1 2 38 10 11 0
Twenty20 14 13 1 243 69* 20.25 202 120.29 0 1 25 4 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 27 1 12 22 0 - - - 11.00 - 0 0 0
List A 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Hampshire v Worcestershire at Southampton, May 31-Jun 3, 2015 scorecard
Last First-class Worcestershire v Derbyshire at Worcester, Sep 20-23, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Worcestershire v Northamptonshire at Worcester, Aug 2, 2015 scorecard
Last List A United Arab Emirates v England Lions at Dubai (DSC), Dec 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Worcestershire v Hampshire at Worcester, Aug 14, 2015 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Worcestershire v Warwickshire at Worcester, Jul 15, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
42, 1c/0s Eng Lions v U.A.E. Dubai (DSC) 5 Dec 2016 LA
4 Eng Lions v U.A.E. Dubai (DSC) 3 Dec 2016 LA
2* Eng Lions v U.A.E. Dubai (DSC) 1 Dec 2016 LA
194 Worcs v Derbyshire Worcester 20 Sep 2016 FC
39, 31 Worcs v Sussex Hove 12 Sep 2016 FC
0, 22 Worcs v Essex Chelmsford 31 Aug 2016 FC
6, 0/22, 125 Worcs v Northants Worcester 23 Aug 2016 FC
2 Worcs v Somerset Taunton 17 Aug 2016 LA
4, 98 Worcs v Glamorgan Worcester 13 Aug 2016 FC
27, 1c/0s Worcs 2nd XI v Warwcks 2nd Worcester 10 Aug 2016 Other OD
Profile

Joe Clarke is one of the most exciting batting talents in the English game. Five Championship hundreds in his first full Worcestershire season in 2016 deepened the good impression he had made the previous summer and won him a third England Lions call-up at the tender age of 20. He finished the season with a flourish with a career-best 194 against Derbyshire, so neatly producing his highest scores in the first and last games of the season and expressed the ambition to follow new caps such as Haseeb Hameed and Ben Duckett into the England side. Although he proved himself a more than capable wicketkeeper at England U-19 level, and insisted at the end of the season that he remained committed to the role, the presence of Ben Cox at Worcestershire and the sense that the batsman-keeper role at England level had ample cover, plus his own burgeoning talents with the bat, led him to develop as a specialist batsman. Steve Rhodes, Worcestershire's director of cricket, credited him with a similar batting nous, and ability to work things out, as Joe Root and in English cricket in 2016 there was no higher praise than that.

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Dec 5, 2016

Joe Clarke was bowled by Mohammed Qasim for 42, UAE v England Lions, 3rd one-dayer, Dubai, December 5, 2016

Joe Clarke was bowled by Mohammed Qasim for 42

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Jun 18, 2016

Joe Clarke struck his maiden T20 half-century, Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest Blast, Worcester, June 18, 2016

Joe Clarke struck his maiden T20 half-century

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May 9, 2016

Joe Clarke leans into a drive, Glamorgan v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Cardiff, 2nd day, May 9, 2016

Joe Clarke leans into a drive

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Afghanistan v Eng Lions at Abu Dhabi
Dec 7-10, 2016 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST -1d)
4th Test: India v England at Mumbai
Dec 8-12, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST -1d | 22:00 CST -1d | 20:00 PST -1d)
5th Test: India v England at Chennai
Dec 16-20, 2016 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 23:00 EST -1d | 22:00 CST -1d | 20:00 PST -1d)
1st ODI: India v England at Pune
Jan 15, 2017 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
2nd ODI: India v England at Cuttack
Jan 19, 2017 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
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