The Prospect District Cricket Club has a proud history of producing outstanding cricketers who have gone on to play higher levels, and through this scholarship the club hopes to continue on this tradition.
When the Salisbury (now Northern Districts) District Cricket Club entered the SACA ‘A’ Grade competition, Graham left Prospect, with the club’s blessing to become Salisbury’s first Captain/Coach. They achieved their first ‘A’ grade premiership under his guidance. Graham later returned to Prospect to become Club Coach for 3 seasons (1989-90 to 1991/92), winning the SACA Club Championship in season 1990/91.
He was considered by many keen students of the game to coming very close to being the best grade/ district cricketer of all time.
Due to Graham’s close affiliation between both Prospect and Salisbury, the management committees of both clubs decided to introduce ‘The Graham Clarke Memorial Cup’ to be played for each ‘A’ Grade season. Graham also had a real affinity with junior and country cricketers.