Clarke in 1947
7 April 1918|
Lakes Folly, Barbados
14 October 1993 (aged 75)|
|Bowling||Leg break, googly|
|Test debut (cap 46)||24 June 1939 v England|
|Last Test||19 August 1939 v England|
|Domestic team information|
Source: CricketArchive, 1 March 2016
Carlos Bertram "Bertie" Clarke, OBE (Order of the British Empire) (7 April 1918 – 14 October 1993) was a West Indian cricketer who played in three Tests in 1939. During the war when three-day cricket was an impossibility due to the demands of labour for the military, Clarke was the leading bowler for the British Empire XI which played one-day matches across the country. He took 98 wickets for 11.48 runs apiece in 1941 and bettered this with 129 for 10.17 apiece in 1942.
A fine leg-spinner, he was for a time a guest of the Queen, after which, according to an admiring Leo Cooper, he returned “the same as ever and continued to weave his spells over a host of club cricketers”.
- Whitaker, Haddon ed. (1942) Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, Seventy-Eighth Edition, p. 142
- Whitaker, Haddon ed. (1943) Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, Seventy-Ninth Edition. p. 156
- Cooper, Leo. "Introduction". Odd Men In. p. viii.
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