• Outlaw Joe Steals The Show!

    Posted on August 30th, 2020

    Joe Clarke of Nottinghamshire Outlaws has blazed his way to top-spot for this year’s Walter Lawrence Trophy with a 44-ball hundred in the 2020 Vitality Blast match against Durham on August 29.

    Chasing a total of 182, the 24-year-old was dropped on 8 before sharing a second-wicket stand of 105 and finishing with 100 not out to see his side home with 28 balls to spare. His innings, which included 7 fours and 8 sixes, was only the fourth T20 hundred scored by a Notts Outlaw.

    Clarke was born in Shrewsbury and started his cricket career with Shropshire before joining the Worcestershire Academy and the England Under-19s. He made his first-class debut for Worcestershire against Hampshire at Southampton in 2015 and, in the same year, was called up for England Lions for their tour against Pakistan A in Dubai, where he became the first teenage debutant since Joe Root.

    After successful seasons at Worcestershire, where he scored 12 Championship hundreds, the ambitious and highly talented batsman and wicket-keeper was snapped up by Nottinghamshire in 2018.

    Now in its 86th year, the Walter Lawrence Trophy, awarded for the fastest hundred of the season, is open to all domestic county competitions as well as One-Day Internationals, T20 Internationals and Test matches in England.

    Durham v Nottinghamshire scorecard
    Joe Clarke’s career statistics