Olly Clarke has spoken to Sports Shots after his match-winning spell gave Oxfordshire another dramatic victory this week.
Clarke took six for 23 from 16 overs as he combined with Gareth Andrew to dismiss Cornwall for just 73 on the final day at Banbury.
Clarke’s growing reputation with both bat and ball this season has been a highlight for Jonny Cater’s side.
It has been great to perform so well for Oxfordshire in the 3 day championship so far. We have now won our last 4 games in the competition and it’s really exciting to be part of a team that’s doing so well.
Clarke’s development has progressed this campaign.
I definitely feel that my bowling has come on a lot over this season, and I am definitely starting to perform more consistently with the ball, particularly for Oxfordshire. At the moment my batting still has a little way to go but I am still happy that I’ve been able to contribute some good scores.
I am currently at Loughborough university, and hoping to break into the MCCU scheme next year. I have also been playing second eleven cricket for Leicestershire as well as my minor counties games for Oxfordshire.
The promising young player still feels he has unfinished business this campaign.
With only one game left for Oxfordshire this season I am focused on trying to make a contribution that will hopefully help us win against Wiltshire. It would cap off what so far has been a great campaign for us with such a young side.