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Richard Watson (cricketer)

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Full name  Richard Martin Watson
Name  Richard Watson
1947  Derbyshire
Bowling style  Leg-break bowler

Born  31 December 1921 (1921-12-31) Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Died  1 October 1987(1987-10-01) (aged 65) Penrhosgarnedd, Wales
First-class debut  17 May 1947 Derbyshire v Woecestershire

Batting style  Left-handed batsman

Richard Martin Watson (31 December 1921 – 1 October 1987) was an English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire in 1947.

Watson was born at Bakewell, Derbyshire. He was educated at Denstone College where he was in the cricket team from 1936 to 1939. He made his debut for Derbyshire in the 1947 season against Worcestershire in May when he was not out for 12 and took two catches. He played five more first class games that season and also played in the Derbyshire second XI in 1947 and 1948. His best score of 25 not out was against the South Africans.

Watson was a left-hand batsman who played eleven innings in six first class matches with an average of 8.50 and a top score of 25 not out. He was a leg-break bowler, but did not bowl in a first class game.

Watson died at Penrhosgarnedd, Caernarvon, Wales at the age of 65.


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