Clark works wonders Clark works wonders

Leading from the front: Anthony Clark sends one down on Saturday. Picture: Simon Bennett
Leading from the front: Anthony Clark sends one down on Saturday. Picture: Simon Bennett

ANTHONY Clark just loves the thrill of taking wickets.

The Fairfield Liverpool first grade skipper was at his brilliant bowling best on Saturday against Mosman at Rosedale Oval.

Clark, 34, the highly consistent skipper of the Lions, took 4-56 as he helped spin out Mosman for 230 on their home track at Warwick Farm.

Clark stills gets excited like a youngster in a lolly shop when he gets a batsman out, whether he has them stumped, clean bowled, LBW or caught.

The hunger remains for the veteran after 17 seasons in first grade. It all started way back in 1994. Clark has taken more than 500 wickets and scored 8000 runs in first grade.

The right-arm tweaker sent down 22 overs and kept the Mosman batsmen at bay with his spinners, three of his victims were caught, the other bowled.

While the master Clark took centre stage, apprentice Luke Doran also grabbed some of the limelight this week.

The young left-arm spinner, took 2-51.

The former Australian and NSW under 19s player is forming a lethal combination with his captain when they bowl in tandem.

Between them, they took six wickets on Saturday, restricting Mosman to 230 from 96 overs.

The 21-year-old Doran is on a Cricket NSW contract. He made his first grade debut with the Lions on September 26, 2009.

Cricket talent flows like a river in the Doran clan.

Younger brother Jake, 16, a highly talented wicketkeeper and batsman has taken over as first grade gloveman from long-time player Russell Wilcoxon.


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