MICHAEL JOHN RICHARD SEWELL CLARKE 1937- 2020
It is with regret that the Club announces the death of Michael John Richard Sewell Clarke (HM House 1950 Sh.51-54) on 11th August, 2020.
Michael came to Allhallows from the Downs School, Bristol, the eldest son of the late Major and Mrs J W Clarke. In his final year at Allhallows he was Head Commoner of Shallow.
After leaving school Michael did National Service with the Devon & Dorset Regiment, mostly in Celle, Germany. Following the Army he went to Agricultural College in Northamptonshire and then entered the world of farming. Together with his father, Michael established the Harlestone herd of Pedigree Landrace pigs together with an important egg production flock.
Later is his career, Michael became Grounds Manager for Northampton School for Boys and at the same time groundsman for Overstone Park Cricket Club. In 2018 to mark 50 years at OPCC the club renamed the ground 'The Michael Clarke Oval'.
An extremely well respected man, Michael will be sadly missed by his remaining brothers and the Club extends its condolences to his family.
Michael's cremation took place on 1st September and was followed by a small gathering at Overstone Park Cricket Club.