Full name Chester Donald Watson
Born July 1, 1938, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica
Current age 78 years 29 days
Major teams West Indies, Delhi, Jamaica
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 6-12, 1960 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Feb 16-20, 1962 scorecard|
|First-class span||1958/59 - 1963/64|
Chester Watson was a wristy fast bowler who took wickets, but was expensive in the process. His approach to the wicket was smooth, and he was reckoned to be only fractionally slower than Wes Hall, with a devastating yorker. He made his debut against England in 1959-60, playing in all five Tests and taking 16 wickets, and he then went to Australia in 1960-61 where he played once. His final outing came at home to India in 1961-62. He played in the Lancashire Leagues for Church from 1961, and as he rarely returned to the Caribbean, that effectively ended his international claims. While in Lancashire he qualified as an accountant, and when his playing career ended he traveled the world in that capacity. He subsequently became chairman of the Jamaican Board of Control.
Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"
Returning to Test cricket after a long layoff, Mohammed Shami ran up with noticeably shorter strides and dismantled West Indies' top order with pace and bounce
Shorter matches spell good news for spectators and broadcasters. Cricket has a little to lose and a whole lot to gain by truncating its premier format
A crushing victory over Pakistan gave England plenty to be pleased about but familiar concerns remain over the make-up of the side
Sri Lanka's lead spinner must feel like a bus driver in charge of a spluttering vehicle as the hosts strive to challenge a strong Australian side