Bertie Clarke

Bertie Clarke

West Indies
Bertie Clarke

INTL CAREER: 1939 - 1939

Full Name

Carlos Bertram Clarke


April 07, 1918, Lakes Folly, Cats Castle, St Michael, Barbados


October 14, 1993, Putney, London, England, (aged 75y 190d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly


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