Former Australian All-Rounder Graeme Watson Dies Aged 75
Graeme Watson, an all-rounder who featured in five Tests and two ODIs for Australia, died at 75 following a battle with cancer.
Graeme Watson has died aged 75 following a battle with cancer
Graeme featured in five Tests and two ODIs for Australia
Watson also played Australian rules football for Melbourne
Former Australian cricketer Graeme Watson has died aged 75 following a battle with cancer. Primarily a middle-order batsman and a medium-pace bowler, he featured in five Tests from 1966-67 to 1972 and two ODIs in 1972, ESPNcricinfo reported. The all-rounder earned a national call up during the 1966-67 tour of South Africa. Graeme Watson slammed a half-century in the first innings of the second Test of the series. However, the medium-pacer was ruled of the next test after suffering an ankle injury.
He returned for the fourth Test in Johannesburg where took a career-best 2 for 67 but failed to leave a mark with the bat as Australia lost the series.
In 1971-72, he moved to Western Australia and played a major role in their Sheffield Shield win in 1971-72, 1972-73, and 1974-75 seasons.
He finished his career with 4,674 runs and 186 wickets from 107 first-class games.
According to a report in in icc-cricket.com, Watson also played Australian rules football for Melbourne, and went on to be a successful architect after he hung up his boots.