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Willie Watson      

Full name William Watson

Born August 31, 1965, Auckland

Current age 48 years 232 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

William Watson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 18 6 60 11 5.00 243 24.69 0 0 7 0 4 0
ODIs 61 24 13 86 21 7.81 180 47.77 0 0 6 3 9 0
First-class 93 83 30 472 38* 8.90 0 0 23 0
List A 125 55 36 173 21 9.10 0 0 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 25 3486 1387 40 6/78 6/90 34.67 2.38 87.1 1 1 0
ODIs 61 61 3251 2247 74 4/27 4/27 30.36 4.14 43.9 1 0 0
First-class 93 17968 7485 272 7/60 27.51 2.49 66.0 8 0
List A 125 6403 4142 159 7/23 7/23 26.05 3.88 40.2 5 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jul 24-29, 1986 scorecard
Last Test Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 12-16, 1993 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Apr 5, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Jan 19, 1994 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984-1995
List A span 1984-1995
Profile

Willie Watson was one of New Zealand's "dibbly, dobbly, wibbly and wobbly" quartet of medium-pacers who turned bowling wicket to wicket with slight movement into an art form - Rod Latham, Gavin Larsen and Chris Harris being the other three. It was clear from the time of Watson's international debut, when his 9-2-15-3 helped New Zealand to a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka in a 1986 ODI, that we had a miser among us. Watson would go for more than six an over in only three of his 61 ODIs. In 15 Tests, he finished on the winning side only thrice; his 6 for 78 in Lahore in 1990-91 came in a nine-wicket defeat. The 1992 World Cup was as good a time as any for Watson. Far short of being express, he opened the bowling, using his canny legbreaks alongside his slow seamers, with Dipak Patel, before coming back at the end of the innings. Between them the four bowled 250.1 overs for 1041 runs in the World Cup, and Watson went for only 3.81 per in his 79 overs.

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