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Rikki Clarke

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Full Name: Rikki Clarke
Born: September 29 1981 , Orsett, Essex
Country: England
County: Warwickshire
Other teams: Surrey, Derbyshire
Test debut: Bangladesh v England, Dhaka, October 21-25, 2003
ODI debut: England v Pakistan, Old Trafford, June 17, 2003
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast


A wonderfully talented all-rounder who has endured more false starts than those who touted him at a young age would have suspected before he finally found full blossom at Warwickshire. Clarke was handed his England debut as a 21-year-old - taking a wicket with his very first ball in international cricket - but just three years later he was discarded never to be seen again. A year later he left Surrey, where he had won the 2002 Cricket Writers' Young Cricketer of the Year, in the search of a new challenge and while Derbyshire handed him that opportunity, as captain, he left by mutual co...

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