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John Watkins
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John Watkins

South Africa

INTL CAREER: 1949 - 1957

Full Name

John Cecil Watkins

Born

April 10, 1923, Durban, Natal

Age

98y 6d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test152716129223.53031120
FC60947215816924.8028540
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test15272805816294/226/8828.1396.70300
FC6090732738965/3728.5294.5010
John Cecil Watkins
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The former South African allrounder John Watkins
The hands of a slip catcher: former South African allrounder John Watkins