Matches (13)
WPL (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (1)
Dang CL (1)

Full Name

John Cecil Watkins


April 10, 1923, Durban, Natal


September 03, 2021, Durban, (aged 98y 146d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

John Watkins was a genuine allrounder - right-hand batsman who approached ever innings as if anything other than attacking strokeplay would have been an anathema, a decent, tight medium-pace bowler and an excellent slip fielder. He emerged immediately after the war and made his Test debut in 1949-50 at home to South Africa but the highpoint of his 15-Test career came in Australia in 1952-53 when he scored 679 runs at 28.29 and took 31 wickets at 27.74 on the tour, of which 408 runs and 16 wickets came in the Tests. In the final Test at the MCG he made 92 (his Test best) and 50.
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Debut/Last Matches of John Watkins

Recent Matches of John Watkins

South Africa vs England7* & 00/4601-Jan-1957Cape TownTest # 435
South Africa vs England9 & 80/23 & 0/1024-Dec-1956JohannesburgTest # 434
South Africa vs New Zealand13 & 454/34 & 1/2105-Feb-1954GqeberhaTest # 382
South Africa vs New Zealand60/17 & 2/1329-Jan-1954JohannesburgTest # 381
South Africa vs New Zealand291/28 & 2/1611-Dec-1953DurbanTest # 377

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The former South African allrounder John Watkins
The hands of a slip catcher: former South African allrounder John Watkins