Chester Watson      

Full name Chester Donald Watson

Born July 1, 1938, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica

Current age 76 years 179 days

Major teams West Indies, Delhi, Jamaica

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 6 1 12 5 2.40 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 32 34 8 198 50 7.61 0 1 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 13 1458 724 19 4/62 6/157 38.10 2.97 76.7 1 0 0
First-class 32 2726 85 6/33 32.07 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Jan 6-12, 1960 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Feb 16-20, 1962 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958-1964
Profile

Chester Watson was a wristy fast bowler who took wickets, but was expensive in the process. His approach to the wicket was smooth, and he was reckoned to be only fractionally slower than Wes Hall, with a devastating yorker. He made his debut against England in 1959-60, playing in all five Tests and taking 16 wickets, and he then went to Australia in 1960-61 where he played once. His final outing came at home to India in 1961-62. He played in the Lancashire Leagues for Church from 1961, and as he rarely returned to the Caribbean, that effectively ended his international claims. While in Lancashire he qualified as an accountant, and when his playing career ended he traveled the world in that capacity. He subsequently became chairman of the Jamaican Board of Control.
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Nov 20, 2000

Gerry Alexander, Lance Gibbs, Chester Watson and Jackie Hendriks in Brisbane for the 40-year reunion of the tied Test, November 20, 2000

Gerry Alexander, Lance Gibbs, Chester Watson and Jackie Hendriks in Brisbane for the 40-year reunion of the tied Test

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