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Full name Clinton Terrence Perren
Born February 22, 1975, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland
Current age 39 years 275 days
Major teams Cheshire, Marylebone Cricket Club, Queensland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Height 1.81 m
|Last First-class||Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Dec 16-19, 2008 scorecard|
|List A debut||1997/98|
|Last List A||South Australia v Queensland at Adelaide, Feb 18, 2009 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Queensland v Tasmania at Toowoomba, Jan 1, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Western Australia v Queensland at Perth, Jan 6, 2008 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|67, 2/56||M.C.C.||v Lds-Brd MCCU||Leeds||28 Apr 2014||Other OD|
|27||M.C.C.||v Scotland||Lord's||22 Apr 2014||Other OD|
|38||M.C.C.||v MCCA Rep||Lord's||23 Aug 2012||Other OD|
|1||Queensland||v South Aust||Adelaide||18 Feb 2009||LA|
|35||Queensland||v Victoria||Melbourne||11 Feb 2009||LA|
|38, 2/8||Qld Academy||v QATSI||Brisbane||6 Feb 2009||Other OD|
|10||Queensland||v West Aust||Brisbane||28 Jan 2009||LA|
|120||Qld Academy||v Qld Ctry||Brisbane||2 Jan 2009||Other OD|
|34, 4||Queensland||v Tasmania||Hobart||16 Dec 2008||FC|
|40||Queensland||v Tasmania||Hobart||14 Dec 2008||LA|
A 1995 Academy graduate who made his first-class debut in 1998-99, Clinton Perren grew into a first-choice batsman for Queensland over the next decade and sealed his place in the state's history during the record-breaking 2005-06 Pura Cup final. The Bulls lifted the trophy after Perren's 173 put them on track for a first-innings total of 6 for 900 declared and he combined with Shane Watson in a 329-run stand, which set a new Queensland mark for the fourth wicket.
Big partnerships and big scores have been a feature of the career of Perren, a versatile right-hander who broke through as Pura Cup player of the Year in 2002-03. That summer he collected the fourth-highest score by a Queenslander at the Gabba with 224 when opening against South Australia, and was picked on a national assimilation tour to India. In 2003 he was chosen to play for Australia A against South Africa A, and posted 369 for the second wicket with Stuart Law against Western Australia in 2003-04.
Perren has completed regular club stints in England and his desire to improve has made him a heavy contributor in both forms of the game. His maiden ING Cup century came against Tasmania in 2004-05 and last summer he became the second player to appear in 100 one-day games for the Bulls. He is currently Queensland's second-highest run-scorer in the 50-over format, but was left out of the 2008-09 final victory over Victoria. In a difficult summer, he made 274 FR Cup runs and appeared in only three Sheffield Shield matches and no Twenty20s.
In 2005-06 he played in every game for the Bulls, picking up 753 Pura Cup runs at 47.06 and 336 at 33.60 in the one-day arena, and the following summer led the FR Cup competition with 470 at 58.75. Four fifties, including a 99, and a 110 against New South Wales boosted his domestic first-class collection by 594. However, he was cut from the Pura Cup and FR Cup teams towards the end of 2007-08 after below-par contributions, but was told by the selectors he remained in their plans.
Peter English May 2009
Australian Cricket Academy 1995
Club: Northern Suburbs
Shorter tours don't allow you time to get into form, and domestic cricket isn't demanding enough