7 April 1918|
Lakes Folly, Barbados
|Died||14 October 1993
|Batting style||Right-handed bat|
|Bowling style||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|
Dr Carlos Bertram (Bertie) Clarke, OBE (7 April 1918 in Lakes Folly, Cats Castle, St Michael, Barbados – 14 October 1993 in Putney, London, England) 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”.
- A. A. Thomson: Odd Men In: A Gallery of Cricket Eccentrics (Pavilion Books, 1985). ISBN 978-0907516736
- Whitaker, Haddon (editor); Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, Seventy-Eighth Edition (1942), p. 142
- Whitaker, Haddon (editor); Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, Seventy-Ninth Edition (1943), p. 156
- Leo Cooper, introduction to Odd Men In, p. viii.
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