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Allan Watkins      

Full name Albert John Watkins

Born April 21, 1922, Usk, Monmouthshire

Died August 3, 2011, Kidderminster, Worcestershire (aged 89 years 104 days)

Major teams England, Glamorgan

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast

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Albert John Watkins
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 24 4 810 137* 40.50 2 4 0 17 0
First-class 484 753 87 20361 170* 30.57 32 108 464 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 20 1364 554 11 3/20 3/57 50.36 2.43 124.0 0 0 0
First-class 484 51469 20394 833 7/28 24.48 2.37 61.7 25 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 14-18, 1948 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Manchester, Jul 17-19, 1952 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1939-1963
Profile

Allan Watkins was a key member of Glamorgan's first Championship-winning side, in 1948, and in the same summer he became their first player to appear in an Ashes Test - it was a torrid baptism as he made 0 and 7, was badly hurt when hit on the shoulder by Ray Lindwall and only able to bowl four overs. He was a genuine allrounder at county level, a defensive middle-order batsman and a medium-fast swing bowler. However, in his Test career the popular Watkins delivered only as a batsman, even though he opened the bowling on his debut. Thirteen of his 15 caps came against India and South Africa, and both his centuries came overseas against them: 111 at Johannesburg in 1948-49, and 137 not out at Delhi three years later. Watkins was a serious asthma sufferer, and doctors eventually advised him to give up first-class cricket midway through the 1962 season. He went on to coach schools, most notably Framlingham and Oundle. Watkins also played football for Plymouth Argyle and Cardiff City.
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Apr 28, 1955

Allan Watkins - Glamorgan and England

A.J.Watkins

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May 2, 1951

Allan Watkins

Allan Watkins

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Jun 1949

Glamorgan and England player Allan Watkins, June 1949

Glamorgan and England player Allan Watkins

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Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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