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Jonathan Luke Clare

Key facts

Full Name: Jonathan Clare
Born: June 14 1986 , Burnley, Lancashire
County: Derbyshire
Other teams: Lancashire 2nd XI, Surrey 2nd XI
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast


A genuine all-rounder, Clare is a powerful seam bowler who has also demonstrated plenty of ability with the bat. After coming through Lancashire's youth system, he made his first-class debut for Derbyshire in 2007 and claimed a five-wicket haul against Nottinghamshire. A maiden LV= County Championship century followed the following summer, but it was in 2011 that Clare really kicked on, with 688 runs and 43 wickets in four-day cricket. The Burnley-born paceman claimed a further 30 scalps as Derbyshire ended 2012 as Division Two champions, yet found runs harder to come by.

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