Shane Clements

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Shane Clements
Personal information
Full name Shane Clifton Clements
Born 28 June 1958
Middle Swan, Western Australia, Australia
Died 22 April 2001 (aged 42)
Inglewood, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1982–1985 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 20 8
Runs scored 1114 123
Batting average 34.81 17.57
100s/50s 1/8 0/0
Top score 151 35
Balls bowled 98 60
Wickets 0 1
Bowling average n/a 61.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 0/4 1/61
Catches/stumpings 15/- 2/-
Source: CricketArchive, 21 December 2012

Shane Clifton Clements (28 June 1958 – 22 April 2001) was an Australian cricketer who played several seasons for Western Australia during the early 1980s. From Perth, Clements played several matches at colts level in 1975,[1] but did not make his senior debut until late in the 1981–82 season, when he played one match each in the Sheffield Shield and McDonald's Cup competitions.[2][3] In his inaugural first-class match, a Sheffield Shield game against Queensland, he scored two half-centuries (73 and 86), and featured in opening partnerships of 127 and 171 with Geoff Marsh.[4] Clements was a somewhat-regular selection at state level for the following three seasons. Alternating between the middle order and the opening positions, he played four matches during the 1982–83 Sheffield Shield season, averaging 26.33 with a highest score of 45.[5]

The 1983–84 season was Clements' most successful, with his seven matches producing 480 runs at an average of 40.00, including one century and three half-centuries.[6] The century, his only at first-class level, was an innings of 151 runs against Tasmania at the NTCA Ground in February 1984, which The Sydney Morning Herald said was "business-like" in comparison to "the flamboyant attitude" he had effected previously.[7] Clements' 1984–85 season was less fruitful, with selectors preferring to trial Rob Gartrell, Peter Gonnella, and Gary Ireland in the middle order at various points during the season.[8] His contributions at List A level remained limited, and he was not selected for Western Australia after that season.[9] Clements committed suicide in April 2001, dying at the age of 42.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miscellaneous Matches played by Shane Clements (4) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  2. ^ First-Class Matches played by Shane Clements (20) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  3. ^ List A Matches played by Shane Clements (8) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  4. ^ Western Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield 1981/82 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  5. ^ Sheffield Shield 1982/83: Batting and Fielding for Western Australia – CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  6. ^ Sheffield Shield 1983/84: Batting and Fielding for Western Australia – CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  7. ^ "SHANE'S SHINING CENTURY"The Sydney Morning Herald. Published 19 February 1984.
  8. ^ Sheffield Shield 1984/85: Batting and Fielding for Western Australia – CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  9. ^ Teams Shane Clements played for – CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  10. ^ Nothing black and white in Zimbabwean affairsThe Telegraph. Published 20 July 2001. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  11. ^ Atherton, Mike (2003). When the glamour disappearsThe Telegraph. Published 28 September 2003. Retrieved 21 December 2012.