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|Birth||20 December 1984Victoria,|
|Recruited from||Park Orchards/Eastern U18|
|Height and weight||196cm / 103kg|
|Debut||Round 5, 25 April 2004, Collingwood vs. Essendon, at Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|Team(s)|| Collingwood (2004-2006)
21 Games, 11 Goals
Carlton (2007- )
30 Games, 20 Goals
51 Games, 31 Goals
|¹ Statistics to end of 2008 season|
Cameron Cloke (born 20 December 1984) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League who plays for Carlton, and is the son of former Richmond and Collingwood champion David Cloke.
Cloke was drafted under the father-son rule in the 2002 National Draft. Like his older brother Jason, he was given time to develop at Williamstown in his first year at Collingwood. Cloke made his debut against Essendon in 2004, and played mostly as a tall forward. He played most of the first half in 2005 as a ruckman and used his size well, however, his season was ruined by shoulder injury. More shoulder injuries occurred for Cloke in 2006, and he only managed two senior games for the year.
Midway through his career, he began to peroxide his hair blonde, from his natural light brown.
Cameron and Jason Cloke were both delisted by Collingwood at the end of the 2006 season. Cameron, however, was given a second chance at AFL level when he was selected in the pre-season draft by Carlton with their second round selection (9th pick overall). Cloke enjoyed a great start to his career at Carlton, which saw him play a key #2 role in the ruck during the Blues' successful 2007 NAB Cup campaign.
On 9 May 2007, during a routine training drill, Cloke sustained a season-ending injury by dislocating his shoulder. Upon return in 2008, Cloke resumed his place in the Carlton ruck line-up, often playing as the #1 ruckman for the team, or floating forward to provide a marking option.
On February 6, 2009 during an intra-club match at Visy Park, Cloke was punched and kicked in an off the ball incident by fellow team mate Setanta O'hAilpin. O'hAilpin was subsequently suspended indefinitely by the club.