Charges against Notts batsman Joe Clarke dropped

Nottinghamshire batsman Joe Clarke is no longer facing a charge of affray after the case against him was dropped.

The 25-year-old, who is rated as one of the most talented county players yet to receive a senior England cap, was charged following an incident in Powys last year and was expecting to stand trial in Mold Crown Court this week.

Clarke, alongside four co-defendants, submitted a not guilty plea at an initial hearing and has now been advised that the matter has been closed due to a lack of evidence.

A spokesperson for Clarke told the PA news agency: “Joe maintained his innoce...

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