Simon Clements

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Simon Clements
Personal information
Full name Simon Mark Clements
Born (1956-04-29) 29 April 1956 (age 58)
Felixstowe, Suffolk, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1983 Minor Counties
1979 Combined Universities
1976–1979 Oxford University
1974–1998 Suffolk
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 29 18
Runs scored 860 216
Batting average 20.47 12.50
100s/50s –/4 –/1
Top score 91 59
Balls bowled 312 258
Wickets 3 5
Bowling average 68.33 33.60
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/29 3/30
Catches/stumpings 18/– 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 July 2011

Simon Mark Clements (born 29 April 1956) is a former English cricketer. Clements was a left-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Clements made his debut in county cricket for Suffolk in the 1974 Minor Counties Championship against Buckinghamshire.[1] He later made his first-class debut for Oxford University against Gloucestershire. He made 28 further first-class appearances for the university, the last of which came against Cambridge University at Lord's in 1979.[2] In his 29 first-class matches, he scored 860 runs at an average of 20.47, with a high score of 91.[3] This score, one of four fifties he made, came against Gloucestershire on debut in 1976.[4] An occasional bowler, he took 3 wickets at a bowling average of 68.33, with best figures of 1/29.[5]

He still played for Suffolk while studying at Oxford,[1] it was for Suffolk that he made his List A debut for against Sussex in the 1978 Gillette Cup.[6] He played 4 List A matches for the Combined Universities in the 1979 Benson & Hedges Cup,[6] and after completing his studies he returned to playing on a regular basis for Suffolk. He appeared in 12 further List A matches for the county, the last of which came against Somerset in the 1996 NatWest Trophy, as well as playing a single List A match for the Minor Counties against Sussex in the 1993 Benson & Hedges Cup.[6] In his 13 List A appearances for Suffolk, he scored 169 runs at an average of 13.00, with a high score of 59.[7] This score, his only fifty in List A cricket, came against Derbyshire in the 1983 NatWest Trophy.[8] With the ball, he took 5 wickets at an average of 29.00, with best figures of 3/30.[9] He retired from representing Suffolk at the end of the 1998 season, having played 175 Minor Counties Championship[1] and 17 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.[10] He scored 9,219 runs in the Minor Counties Championship,[11] second only to Philip Caley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Simon Clements". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Simon Clements". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Simon Clements". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Oxford University v Gloucestershire, 1976". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Simon Clements". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "List A Matches played by Simon Clements". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Simon Clements". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Suffolk v Derbyshire, 1983 NatWest Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "List A Bowling For Each Team by Simon Clements". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Simon Clements". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Garnham, Nick (6 July 2008). "Caley eyes up points – not run record". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 

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