trent bridge hero joe clarke has a conversion rate of better than 50 per cent when it comes to turning fifties into hundreds for worcestershire in specsavers county championship-first class cricket.
clarke has reached the half century mark for the county on 23 occasions since making his debut at senior level three years ago.
the england lions batsman has gone onto turn 12 of those knocks into centuries – a conversion rate of 52.17 per cent.
it is particularly impressive given that clarke is still in the formative years of a career in which he has always stated his desire to play for the full england side.
this season clarke actually has a 100 per cent conversion rate courtesy of his 157 against surrey at the kia oval, 104 versus essex at New Road and 177 not out on thursday in the day night game against nottinghamshire at trent bridge.
the 22-year-old scored one hundred in 2015, six in 2016 and three last summer to which can be added his trio of three figure scores in 2018.
clarke has amassed 3,375 first class runs from 82 innings for worcestershire at an average of 45.60.
the five points worcestershire gleamed from their heroic draw against nottinghamshire has helped to keep them firmly in the hunt in the battle to retain top flight status in the county championship.
worcestershire will climb out of the bottom two if they win their game in hand on lancashire and hampshire.
it is an indication of the exciting and positive play by coach kevin sharp’s side that worcestershire are well and truly in the mix after drawing with surrey and the kia oval, narrowly losing to visiting essex, beating lancashire at New Road and sharing the spoils with nottinghamshire.