Graeme Watson (cricketer)
|Full name||Graeme Donald Watson|
8 March 1945 |
Kew, Victoria, Australia
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Test debut (cap 241)||31 December 1966 v South Africa|
|Last Test||10 August 1972 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 16)||24 August 1972 v England|
|Last ODI||26 August 1972 v England|
Source: CricketArchive, 3 September 2015
Watson made his first-class cricket debut for Victoria in 1964–65 before moving to Western Australia from 1971–72 to 1974–75, and then to New South Wales in 1976–77, when he became the first man to play Sheffield Shield cricket for three states. He played minor matches in World Series Cricket in 1977–78 and 1978–79.
Watson's highest first-class score came for the Australians against Hampshire County Cricket Club during Australia's tour of England in 1972. He and Keith Stackpole put on 301 for the first wicket, Watson scoring 176 in 234 minutes with 26 fours and five sixes, and taking the Australians to victory by nine wickets.
In all first-class cricket he scored 4674 runs at 32.68, with seven centuries, and took 186 wickets at 25.31, with five wickets or more in an innings eight times and best figures of 6 for 61 against South Australia in Melbourne in 1965–66.
- Cashman, R. (ed.) (1996) The Oxford Companion to Australian Cricket, Oxford: Melbourne. ISBN 0195535758.