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Allan Watkins
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Allan Watkins

England
Allan Watkins

INTL CAREER: 1948 - 1952

Full Name

Albert John Watkins

Born

April 21, 1922, Usk, Monmouthshire

Died

August 03, 2011, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, (aged 89y 104d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm medium fast

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Allan Watkins was a key member of Glamorgan's first Championship-winning side, in 1948, and in the same summer he became their first player to appear in an Ashes Test - it was a torrid baptism as he made 0 and 7, was badly hurt when hit on the shoulder by Ray Lindwall and only able to bowl four overs. He was a genuine allrounder at county level, a defensive middle-order batsman and a medium-fast swing bowler. However, in his Test career the popular Watkins delivered only as a batsman, even though he opened the bowling on his debut. Thirteen of his 15 caps came against India and South Africa, and both his centuries came overseas against them: 111 at Johannesburg in 1948-49, and 137 not out at Delhi three years later. Watkins was a serious asthma sufferer, and doctors eventually advised him to give up first-class cricket midway through the 1962 season. He went on to coach schools, most notably Framlingham and Oundle. Watkins also played football for Plymouth Argyle and Cardiff City.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test15244810137*40.50240170
FC4847538720361170*30.57321084640
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test15201364554113/203/5750.36124.00000
FC48451469203948337/2824.4861.70250
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Allan Watkins
Glamorgan and England player Allan Watkins
Allan Watkins is bowled for a duck
Allan Watkins