Michael Clark (sportsman)

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

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

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 nameMichael Wayne Clark
Born (1978-03-31) 31 March 1978
Perth, Australia
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
BowlingLeft-arm Medium-fast
Domestic team information
2002–2005/06Western Warriors
List A debut16 January 2002 Western Warriors v Victorian Bushrangers
Last List A4 November 2005 Western Warriors v New South Wales Blues
First-class debut18 January 2002 Western Warriors v Victorian Bushrangers
Last First-class17 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: CricketArchive, 5 October 2008

Football career

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

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]


  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
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