Michael Clark (sportsman)

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Michael Clark
Personal information
Full name Michael Wayne Clark
Date of birth (1978-03-31) 31 March 1978 (age 39)
Original team(s) Swan Districts (WAFL)
Draft

Fremantle: Zone selection, 1995

Collingwood: 88th overall, 1999
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996–1999 Fremantle 1 (0)
2000 Collingwood 0 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com
Michael Clark
Personal information
Full name Michael Wayne Clark
Born (1978-03-31) 31 March 1978 (age 39)
Perth, Australia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm Medium-fast
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–2005/06 Western Warriors
2003 Warwickshire
List A debut 16 January 2002 Western Warriors v Victorian Bushrangers
Last List A 4 November 2005 Western Warriors v New South Wales Blues
First-class debut 18 January 2002 Western Warriors v Victorian Bushrangers
Last First-class 17 October 2004 Western Warriors v Tasmanian Tigers
Career statistics
Competition List A First-class
Matches 12 17
Runs scored 58 139
Batting average 29.00 10.69
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 27 26
Balls bowled 593 2904
Wickets 17 49
Bowling average 30.58 28.71
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 3/34 5/47
Catches/stumpings 5/0 10/0
Source: [1], 5 October 2008

Michael Wayne Clark (born 31 March 1978) is an Australian cricketer and former Australian rules footballer.

Football career[edit]

Clark had shoulder problems when he played with Swan Districts in 1996, and in 1997 required a knee reconstruction.

The son of former Australian Test cricketer Wayne Clark, he pursued a career in the Australian Football League with the Fremantle Dockers. Drafted in the 1997 AFL Draft, he played only 1 game with the Dockers in 1999. He was delisted at the end of that year to be re-drafted by the Collingwood Football Club in the 1999 AFL Draft, but did not manage a senior game with the club, being delisted during the 2000 season after fracturing his fibula.[1]

Cricket career[edit]

He made his debut with the Western Warriors in the 2000–2001 season, and after chronic back-injury problems, announced his retirement from cricket in February 2006.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lovett, Michael, ed. (2001). AFL 2001 The Official Statistical History of the AFL. Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Football League. p. 78. ISBN 0-9585286-7-5. 
  2. ^ Michael Clark forced to retire; Cricinfo; 17 February 2006