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Mike Watkinson      

Full name Michael Watkinson

Born August 1, 1961, Westhoughton, Lancashire

Current age 53 years 31 days

Major teams England, Cheshire, Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach

Relation Son - L Watkinson

Michael Watkinson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 6 1 167 82* 33.40 352 47.44 0 1 18 1 1 0
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 308 459 49 10939 161 26.68 11 50 156 0
List A 374 296 61 5398 130 22.97 2 20 98 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 6 672 348 10 3/64 5/92 34.80 3.10 67.2 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 54 43 0 - - - 4.77 - 0 0 0
First-class 308 47808 24960 739 8/30 33.77 3.13 64.6 27 3
List A 374 16057 12152 381 5/44 5/44 31.89 4.54 42.1 7 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 27-30, 1995 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 2-4, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 13, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1982-1999
List A span 1982-2000
Profile

Mike Watkinson was a valuable allrounder - a useful seamer who later turned to offspin, and an aggressive lower middle-order batsman - who was a key member of the Lancashire side which enjoyed success in the 1990s. International recognition came late - he was a week shy of 34 when first picked in 1995 - but he turned in two solid performances against West Indies (and a third less impressive one at The Oval) that won him selection for the winter's tour of South Africa. But he was a peripheral figure on the tour, playing further one Test and one ODI, and he returned to the county ranks, moving seamlessly into the role of county coach after retiring. He was drafted in as England's bowling coach for the tour to Bangladesh in 2003-04 and worked alongside Duncan Fletcher for two winters. His coaching credentials were boosted by Lancashire's production line of England quicks - Andrew Flintoff, James Anderson and Sajid Mahmood - but domestic success proved elusive for Watkinson. After six years as coach, he moved into a new role as Lancashire's Director of Cricket in 2008.
Cricinfo staff December 2008

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Apr 6, 2009

Peter Moores and Mike Watkinson in discussion at Old Trafford, Manchester, April 6, 2009

Peter Moores and Mike Watkinson in discussion

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Dec 5, 2008

Mike Watkinson portrait

Mike Watkinson portrait

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Apr 3, 2005

Mike Watkinson

Mike Watkinson

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 Worcs 221/6
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 196/7 Notts 188
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 48/0
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 Kent 205/4
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 Yorkshire 396/5
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 135/4
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 72/3 NZ A 211
1st T20I: Eng Women v SA Women at Chelmsford - Sep 1
Eng Women won by 9 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
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