Graeme Watson      

Full name Graeme Donald Watson

Born March 8, 1945, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 69 years 231 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Graeme Donald Watson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 0 97 50 10.77 0 1 0 1 0
ODIs 2 2 1 11 11* 11.00 16 68.75 0 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 107 162 19 4674 176 32.68 7 25 73 0
List A 17 15 2 300 99 23.07 0 2 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 8 552 254 6 2/67 2/55 42.33 2.76 92.0 0 0 0
ODIs 2 1 48 28 2 2/28 2/28 14.00 3.50 24.0 0 0 0
First-class 107 4709 186 6/61 25.31 8 0
List A 17 744 474 26 5/20 5/20 18.23 3.82 28.6 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Dec 31, 1966 - Jan 5, 1967 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 10-16, 1972 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Lord's, Aug 26, 1972 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964-1977
List A span 1969-1972
Profile

Graeme Watson was an all-round sportsman who played AFL for Melbourne as well as representing three states during his cricket careers. A middle-order batsman and medium-pace bowler, particularly effective on wet wickets where he could cut the ball markedly. He started with Victoria where he quickly secured a regular place and had such a good first full season with bat and ball that he was taken to South Africa where he played three of his five Tests. He was due to start his national service but as a student he got that deferred. In 1969-70 he toured New Zealand, and in 1971-72 he moved to Western Australia, being a key part in their Shield-winning teams of 1971-72, 1972-73 and 1974-75. In 1971-72 he was picked for two unofficial Tests against a World XI, opening the batting, but in the second he suffered an horrific injury when hit in the face by Tony Greig. His doctors advised him to retire, but six weeks later he was playing again and was rewarded with a place on the 1972 England tour. He started with 176 against Hampshire and won a place for the first Test, making 0 and 2, and was then dropped until the fifth Test. Overall, he had a good tour. In 1975 he moved to Sydney for work - he was a marketing executive - and played a few games for New South Wales. In 1977 he signed for World Series Cricket signalling the end of his first-class career.
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1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Oct 22-26
Pakistan 454 & 164/1 Australia 303
Final: NSW v Western Aust at Sydney
Oct 26, 2014 (14:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
2nd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi
Oct 30-Nov 3, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
South Aust v Queensland at Adelaide
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Western Aust v Tasmania at Perth
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