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Graeme Watson
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Graeme Watson

Australia
Graeme Watson

INTL CAREER: 1966 - 1972

Full Name

Graeme Donald Watson

Born

March 08, 1945, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Died

April 24, 2020, Burradoo, New South Wales, (aged 75y 48d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Graeme Watson was an all-round sportsman who played AFL for Melbourne as well as representing three states during his cricket careers. A middle-order batsman and medium-pace bowler, particularly effective on wet wickets where he could cut the ball markedly. He started with Victoria where he quickly secured a regular place and had such a good first full season with bat and ball that he was taken to South Africa where he played three of his five Tests. He was due to start his national service but as a student he got that deferred. In 1969-70 he toured New Zealand, and in 1971-72 he moved to Western Australia, being a key part in their Shield-winning teams of 1971-72, 1972-73 and 1974-75. In 1971-72 he was picked for two unofficial Tests against a World XI, opening the batting, but in the second he suffered an horrific injury when hit in the face by Tony Greig. His doctors advised him to retire, but six weeks later he was playing again and was rewarded with a place on the 1972 England tour. He started with 176 against Hampshire and won a place for the first Test, making 0 and 2, and was then dropped until the fifth Test. Overall, he had a good tour. In 1975 he moved to Sydney for work - he was a marketing executive - and played a few games for New South Wales. In 1977 he signed for World Series Cricket signalling the end of his first-class career.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test590975010.7701010
ODI2211111*11.001668.75002000
FC10716219467417632.68725730
List A171523009923.070270
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test5855225462/672/5542.332.7692.0000
ODI21482822/282/2814.003.5024.0000
FC10747091866/6125.3180
List A17744474265/205/2018.233.8228.6010
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Photos


Graeme Watson has Geoff Boycott caught by Rod Marsh at Old Trafford in 1972
By 1972, Chappell was captain and enjoyed a single room, so Watson (back row, extreme left) had to make do with second best
Graeme Watson