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John Watkins      

Full name John Cecil Watkins

Born April 10, 1923, Durban, Natal

Current age 91 years 162 days

Major teams South Africa, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 27 1 612 92 23.53 0 3 1 12 0
First-class 60 94 7 2158 169 24.80 2 8 54 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 27 2805 816 29 4/22 6/88 28.13 1.74 96.7 3 0 0
First-class 60 9073 2738 96 5/37 28.52 1.81 94.5 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Dec 24-28, 1949 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 1-5, 1957 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946-1958
Profile

John Watkins was a genuine allrounder - right-hand batsman who approached ever innings as if anything other than attacking strokeplay would have been an anathema, a decent, tight medium-pace bowler and an excellent slip fielder. He emerged immediately after the war and made his Test debut in 1949-50 at home to South Africa but the highpoint of his 15-Test career came in Australia in 1952-53 when he scored 679 runs at 28.29 and took 31 wickets at 27.74 on the tour, of which 408 runs and 16 wickets came in the Tests. In the final Test at the MCG he made 92 (his Test best) and 50.
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