|Full name||Clive Clay Inman|
29 January 1936 |
|Batting style||Left-handed batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off-break|
|Role||Middle order batsman|
|Domestic team information|
Source: CricketArchive, August 28 1971
Clive Clay Inman (born January 29, 1936 in Colombo) is a former Ceylonese first-class cricketer. He captained St Peter's College, Colombo to its first win in the Battle of the Saints against St. Joseph's College Colombo.
Inman made his first-class debut in 1956, representing Ceylon against India at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium. Although Inman didn't make an impact with the bat, he claimed the wicket of opener Nari Contractor. He would go on to play another 254 first-class matches but it would remain his only wicket.
He made sporadic appearances for Ceylon in the Gopalan Trophy during the remainder of the decade before moving to England and joining his countryman Stanley Jayasinghe at Leicestershire. His first match for the English club came against the touring Australian side in 1961 and he contributed 30 and 45 not out. He had to wait until 1963 to make his Championship debut and scored his maiden first-class hundred against Cambridge in the University Match.
The left-hander spent over a decade at Leicestershire, having his most prolific season in 1968 when he managed 1735 runs at 36.91. Despite the high tally of runs he only scored one century that season. His conversion rate of 50s to 100s was average throughout his career and only in his final county season did he score four hundreds in a year. One of those came in his final ever first-class match, played against Northamptonshire at Grace Road.
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- "Leicestershire v Australians 1961". CricketArchive.
- "Cambridge University v Leicestershire 1963". CricketArchive.
- "First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Clive Inman". CricketArchive.
- "Leicestershire v Northamptonshire 1971". CricketArchive.
- "List A Matches played by Clive Inman". CricketArchive.