Full name Steven Llewellyn Watkin
Born September 15, 1964, Duffryn Rhondda, Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales
Current age 52 years 191 days
Major teams England, Glamorgan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||England v West Indies at Leeds, Jun 6-10, 1991 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 19-23, 1993 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Feb 16, 1994 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 6, 1994 scorecard|
|First-class span||1986 - 2001|
|List A span||1986 - 2001|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|-||Glam 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Radlett||17 Jun 2008||Other|
|-||Glam 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||London||4 Jun 2008||Other|
|2*||Wales MC||v Cornwall||Falmouth||20 May 2007||Other OD|
As Welsh as Tom Jones, Watkin has been an integral member of Glamorgan's seam attack since 1986. He runs in with ten-to-two feet and an action that culminates in both arms reaching heavenwards, but he's accurate, gets the ball to seam and bounce, and often takes important wickets early in the order; on greentops he can be lethal. A classic horses-for-courses selection for Headingley in 1991, Watkin chipped in to help England beat West Indies, but he won just two more Test caps, despite going on the 1993-94 tour to the Caribbean, where he was restricted to a handful of one-day appearances. He formed part of Glamorgan's gloriously inept tail in the late 1980s, but in 2000 hit his maiden first-class 50. In 2001, shortly after taking his 900th wicket, he announced his retirement to take up a role as academy director for the new Welsh Cricket Academy.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1994
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?