CLARENCE 'CLARRIE' GRIMMETT: A BIOGRAPHY
Clarence “Clarrie” Victor Grimmett (December 25, 1891 – May 2, 1980) was widely considered to be one of the finest spin bowlers ever to play the game, and is credited as the pioneer of the ‘flipper’. Born in New Zealand, he played club cricket in Wellington and made his first-class debut for Wellington at the age of 17. In 1914, he moved to Australia and played club cricket in Sydney for 3 seasons. Marrying a Victorian woman, they moved to Melbourne – where Grimmett joined the Prahran Cricket Club. Awarded 1st XI cap #111, Grimmett's brief stay at Toorak Park (1920/21 – 1923/24) was extremely productive, claiming 228 wickets @ 12.93 – including 35 5-wicket hauls, and 10 wickets in a match an amazing five times.
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