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Joe Clarke

Playing Role - Right-Hand Bat & Wicket-Keeper

County - Nottinghamshire

Date of Birth - 26 May 1996

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Joe has built a reputation that puts him in a select band of talented, and young, English batsmen.

Worcestershire

A graduate of Worcestershire’s academy, Joe made his first-class debut for the county, as a 19-year-old in 2015. During the 2015 season, Joe put down future markers with both red and white ball centuries.

In May 2015, Joe made his First-Class and County Championship debut vs. Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

After a number of promising performances with the bat, Joe scored his maiden County Championship century vs Sussex in September.

While Joe’s first white ball century came a month earlier with an unbeaten 131 in a Royal London Cup group match vs. Gloucestershire. In just five Royal London Cup innings in 2015, Joe produced 242 runs for Worcestershire.

In August, Joe made his T20 debut. In a rain-affected NatWest Quarter-Final loss to Hampshire. He had to wait until July 2017 before Joe recorded his first T20 century (124no) in an 8 wicket win over Durham.

The 2016 first-class season started in the best possible way with Joe scoring three centuries in his first five innings. Another century was to follow in July before a career high 194 vs. Derbyshire in September.

Joe’s T20 swansong for Worcestershire came in the 2018 Vitality Blast Final vs. Sussex, helping them claim victory with a valuable 33 and in the process passing 1000 runs in T20 matches.

Nottinghamshire

After helping Worcestershire win the 2018 Vitality Blast, Joe announced his move to Nottinghamshire, on a four-year deal, from 2019. It would not have been lost on Nottinghamshire that he had scored a big century (177no) the previous June as-well-as averaging 47.62 in 10 innings against them.

On his County Championship debut Nottinghamshire, Joe got off to the best possible start. Against Yorkshire at Trent Bridge, he scored a first-innings 112. During this innings Joe also passed 4000 first-class and 1000 County Championship runs.

In his first County Championship season for Nottinghamshire, Joe scored 621 runs including three centuries.

In 2020 Joe was awarded the Walter Lawrence Trophy for hitting the fastest 100 of the season. His century coming off just 44 balls in a Vitality Blast match vs. Durham in August.

Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers signed Joe as a temporary replacement for BBL 10. He made his debut for the Scorchers in the match vs. Melbourne Renegades on 12 December 2020. In Joe’s second game vs. Melbourne Stars he hit 34 in 16 balls, his highest score in the BBL to date.

Karachi Kings

Joe made his PSL debut for Karachi Kings on 20 February 2021 in the Kings win over Quetta Gladiators. He announced his PSL arrival by top-scoring with 46 runs and taking 4 catches behind the stumps.

England

Joe has played more than 30 times for England Lions.  He was the first teenage debutant for the Lions since England captain, and fellow Phoenix family member, Joe Root.

Awards

  • 2020 The Walter Lawrence Trophy for the Season’s Fastest Century

(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

(Profile Update: 22/02/21)