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Full Name  Rikki Clarke
Born  (1981-09-29) 29 September 1981 (age 33)
Birth Place  Orsett, England
Education  Broadwater School
Nickname  Clarkey, Crouchy
National team   England
Height  6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting style  Right-handed
Bowling style  Right-arm fast-medium

Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 20 156 184
Runs scored 96 144 7,710 3,453
Batting average 32.00 11.07 36.19 26.15
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 16/36 0/18
Top score 55 39 214 98*
Balls bowled 174 469 14,222 4,247
Wickets 4 11 251 101
Bowling average 15.00 37.72 34.81 39.39
5 wickets in innings 0 0 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/7 2/28 6/63 4/28
Catches/stumpings 1/– 11/– 240/– 87/–

Rikki Clarke (born 29 September 1981 in Orsett, Essex) is an English cricketer, currently playing for Warwickshire. He was educated at Broadwater School and then Godalming College. Clarke began his career as a professional cricketer with Surrey in 2000, making his list A debut in 2001 and First Class debut in 2002, and the following year made his One Day International debut for England; later in 2003 he played his first Test match. Between 2003 and 2006 he played two Tests, both against Bangladesh and 20 ODIs. At the end of 2007 Clarke left Surrey to become Derbyshires club captain after feeling a change was needed, hoping he could impress the England selectors with his leadership. Before the end of the 2008 season he stepped down as captain because the job was negatively affecting his own performance, and after a single year at the club he left to join Warwickshire for the start of the 2009 season.


Rikki clarke whacks 70 as birmingham bears beat essex eagles

International career

Some more good performances in the early part of 2003 brought Clarke his England debut, for the One Day International against Pakistan at Old Trafford. Although he took a wicket with his first ball in ODIs (the first Englishman to achieve this feat for three decades) he had a poor match overall, being bowled behind his legs for a duck after playing a totally misjudged sweep and conceding 41 runs from his 7.2 overs. He was retained for the rest of the summers ODIs despite a total of just three wickets and a high score of only 37.

A groin injury to Andrew Flintoff led to Clarke being drafted into the squad for the 2003/04 tour of Bangladesh and on this tour he made his Test debut, at Dhaka. An undistinguished match was followed by a better performance at Chittagong where he made 55 in the first innings and a quickfire 27 from 16 balls in the second helped set up Englands match-winning declaration. He also picked up three wickets, returning a notable analysis of 7–4–7–2 in the Bangladeshis first innings. He played in only the first of the ODIs against Sri Lanka, a disastrous ten-wicket defeat, and was not selected for any other international games on that tour.


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