Kent Cricket saddened by the death of David Clark

Thursday 10th October 2013

Kent County Cricket Club is saddened to learn of the death of David Graham Clark, aged 94, who was the oldest capped player of the Club, and the second oldest former player.

David Clark was born in Barming, Kent and played 75 matches for Kent County Cricket Club between 1946 and 1951, and captained the County from 1949 – 1951. He was Chairman of Kent from 1970 – 1974 and President of the Club in 1990.

He was manager of an MCC tour of India in 1963/4 and later served as Treasurer and as President of MCC in 1978/9. He also chaired a number of MCC committees, which reviewed the structures of the County Championship and the role of the MCC.

Commenting on the death of David Clark, Carl Openshaw, former Chairman and President of Kent County Cricket Club said; “David Clark was one of the most influential figures in English cricket in the second half of the twentieth century.

“He was only the second man after Lord Harris to have held the posts of captain, Chairman and President of Kent County Cricket Club, and he also played leading roles in the MCC and in the administration of English cricket.”

A funeral is to be held for family only, and a memorial service is likely to be held in the last two weeks of November. Further details will follow when known.