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Full name Alan Edward Watt
Born June 19, 1907, Limpsfield Chart, Surrey
Died February 3, 1974, Pembury, Kent (aged 66 years 229 days)
Major teams Kent
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class span||1929 - 1947|
Alan Watt, the allrounder who played for Kent between 1929 and 1939, died in hospital on February 3, at the age of 66, after a long illness. With fast-medium bowling he took 609 wickets, he was a fine midoff, and an aggressive batsman who scored 4079 runs and whose highest innings-96 against M CC at Lord's in 1932-was made in 65 minutes.
The Cricketer, May 1974
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
Off the field, he's all flash and hair gel; on it, he's a slowpoke, given to hitting pretty shots straight to fielders
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves