Full name Huw Thomas Waters
Born September 26, 1986, Cardiff, Wales
Current age 28 years 310 days
Major teams Glamorgan, Wales Minor Counties
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class debut||Nottinghamshire v Glamorgan at Nottingham, Jul 8-10, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff, Apr 5-7, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Wales Minor Counties v Nottinghamshire at Swansea, May 4, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Scotland v Glamorgan at Uddingston, May 13, 2012 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff, Jun 26, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Bristol, Jul 2, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/21, 7, 0/10, 5*||Glam 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||Cardiff||9 Apr 2014||Other|
|0/23||Glam 2nd XI||v Yorks 2nd XI||Cardiff||8 Apr 2014||Other OD|
|0, 0/15||Glamorgan||v Worcs||Kidderminster||31 Mar 2014||Other OD|
|1/8||Glamorgan||v Cardiff MCCU||Cardiff||24 Mar 2014||Other OD|
|0/33, 0, 1/24||Glam 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Cardiff||1 May 2013||Other|
|13*, 0/37||Glam 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Cardiff||30 Apr 2013||Other OD|
|2/35, 1/54||Glamorgan||v Cardiff MCCU||Cardiff||5 Apr 2013||FC|
|0/32, 3*, 0/14||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Cardiff||27 Mar 2013||Other|
|5*, 0/34, 11*||Glamorgan||v Yorkshire||Leeds||4 Sep 2012||FC|
|1/42||Glamorgan||v Northants||Cardiff||28 Aug 2012||FC|
Tall, lively and with the ability to swing the ball, Huw Waters was a promising seam bowler who came through the Glamorgan academy. He had potential to become a top-class bowler but developed exercise-induced dystonia which cruelly forced him into retirement aged just 27.
Waters, a Monmouthshire boy, made an immediate impact on first-class cricket with 4 for 75 on debut at Trent Bridge in July 2005 as an 18-year-old. He took a few more years to establish himself but in 2010 took 26 wickets at 34.53. Two years later he returned 39 wickets at just 20.46, including a first-class best 7 for 53 against Hampshire at Cardiff, and was named Glamorgan Championship Player of the Year. He was awarded his cap at the final match of the season but it would unfortunately be his final County Championship appearance.
After only one warm-up match before the 2013 season, Waters' injury developed and he missed the entire campaign. The following summer saw little improvement and he was forced into retirement in August 2024.
Waters also played eight times for England Under-19s, including the semi-final of the 2006 World Cup, where England lost to India.
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?