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Mike Watkinson
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Mike Watkinson

England|Allrounder
Mike Watkinson

INTL CAREER: 1995 - 1996

Full Name

Michael Watkinson

Born

August 01, 1961, Westhoughton, Lancashire

Age

60y 77d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium, Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

relations

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Mike Watkinson was a valuable allrounder - a useful seamer who later turned to offspin, and an aggressive lower middle-order batsman - who was a key member of the Lancashire side which enjoyed success in the 1990s. International recognition came late - he was a week shy of 34 when first picked in 1995 - but he turned in two solid performances against West Indies (and a third less impressive one at The Oval) that won him selection for the winter's tour of South Africa. But he was a peripheral figure on the tour, playing further one Test and one ODI, and he returned to the county ranks, moving seamlessly into the role of county coach after retiring. He was drafted in as England's bowling coach for the tour to Bangladesh in 2003-04 and worked alongside Duncan Fletcher for two winters. His coaching credentials were boosted by Lancashire's production line of England quicks - Andrew Flintoff, James Anderson and Sajid Mahmood - but domestic success proved elusive for Watkinson. After six years as coach, he moved into a new role as Lancashire's Director of Cricket in 2008.
Cricinfo staff December 2008

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test46116782*33.4035247.440118110
ODI1-----------00
FC308459491093916126.6811501560
List A37429661539813022.97220980
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test46672348103/645/9234.793.1067.20000
ODI1154430---4.77-000
FC30847808249607398/3033.773.1364.60273
List A37416057121523815/445/4431.894.5442.10730
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1982 - 1999
List A Matches
Span
1982 - 2000

Photos


Peter Moores and Mike Watkinson in discussion
Mike Watkinson portrait
Mike Watkinson
Watkinson pulls the ball over mid-wicket
Mike Watkinson in batting action, Warwickshire v Lancashire, National League 1st Division, 13 June 1999
Maddy is out LBW on the bowling of Watkinson, Leicestershire v Lancashire, National League 1st Division