Squad - Jonathan Clare

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Bat: Right-hand
Bowling: Right-arm medium-fast
Birth Place: Burnley
Date of Birth: 14/06/1986

High Score: 130 (v Glamorgan 2011)
Best Bowling Figures: 7-74 (v Northamptonshire 2008)

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Jonathan Clare made a memorable first-class debut for Derbyshire claiming his maiden five-wicket haul against Nottinghamshire in 2007.

Product of the Lancashire youth system, the all-rounder joined Derbyshire in 2005 competing regular in the Second XI for two years before getting his first-class call up.

Clare enjoyed a fruitful 2008 season with bat and ball, scoring his maiden first-class hundred against Northamptonshire in July before picking up career-best bowling figures of 7 for 74 in the same game.

He was rewarded for a good season with a place in a three-week ECB strength and conditioning programme for fast bowlers in Florida, but struggled to find a place in the first XI in 2009 and 2010, when he was hampered by injuries.

Nonetheless, he bounce backed claiming 43 first-class wickets and scoring 688 runs in 2011, including a career-best 130 against Glamorgan at the County Ground, batting at No 9, adding a further 30 wickets at 21.40 in the 2012 Division Two title-winning season, having claimed his first 10-wicket match haul against Glamorgan - again - in April, when he took 11 for 57. 

The all-rounder, however, was once again plagued by injury in 2013 which limited him to only six Championship fixtures in which he claimed 17 wickets. 


Jonathan Clare claimed 5-29 against Somerset at The 3aaa County Ground in 2013.


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