Friday, 20 December 2013

Percy Clarke


The following article was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on Thursday May 28th 1925.



UNIQUE CRICKET DISTINCTION

LIFE HONORARY CAPTAINSHIP OF ATTENBOROUGH CLUB

Exactly how many years cricket has been played in the pretty little Notts. Village of Attenborough is not known, but for generations a club has been in existence there, and the members have just bestowed an unique distinction upon one who has served them exceptionally well in several offices, and especially so as captain. This is Mr. Percy J Clarke, a player with the Nottingham Forest F.C. in their early days, and he has been asked by the Attenborough C.C. to accept the office of life honorary captain, the club desiring that recognition should be made of the valuable services rendered by Mr. Clarke during his many years as captain and honorary secretary, together with an appreciation of the able manner in which he re-formed the club after the war.

It is expressly stipulated that the new office entitles Mr. Clarke to take charge of any game played by the Attenborough C.C. in which, when he has got over his old leg trouble, he may choose to take part, and the hope is expressed that for many years he will find himself capable of discharging the duty.

Mr. Clarke, who has also had much to do with the progress of hockey, having been secretary of the Notts. Grosvenor H.C., the Notts. H.A. and the Notts. Umpires' Association, may be seen on the field again in the course of a charity match which is being organised for an evening in June between Attenborough and “Nomad's” County Hockey XI.

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