Chester Watson

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Chester Watson
Cricket information
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 7 32
Runs scored 12 198
Batting average 2.39 7.61
100s/50s -/- -/1
Top score 5 50
Balls bowled 1458 5061
Wickets 19 85
Bowling average 38.10 32.07
5 wickets in innings - 1
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling 4/62 6/33
Catches/stumpings 1/- 14/-
Source: [1]

Chester Donald Watson (born 1 July 1938) is a former Jamaican cricketer. Watson played seven Tests for the West Indies in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

A fast bowler, Watson opened the bowling with Wes Hall and the two were accused by the English of intimidatory bowling during the England tour of the West Indies in 1959-60.[1] English batsman Ken Barrington was hit on the elbow by a Watson bouncer during the series and others had near misses but West Indies champion allrounder Garry Sobers later claimed this was more due to the English batsmen being unaccustomed to West Indian pitches than intimidatory bowling.[2]


  1. ^ Sobers, p. 3.
  2. ^ Sobers, p. 4.