Former Australian cricketer Graeme Watson dies at 75

Updated: 26 April, 2020 12:29 IST | ANI | London

Primarily a middle-order batsman and a medium-pace bowler, Graeme Watson featured in five Tests from 1967 to 1972 and two ODIs in 1972, ESPNcricinfo reported

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Former Australian cricketer Graeme Watson who was fighting cancer, has died at the age of 75. Primarily a middle-order batsman and a medium-pace bowler, he featured in five Tests from 1967 to 1972 and two ODIs in 1972, ESPNcricinfo reported.

The all-rounder earned the national call during the 1966-67 tour of Rhodesia and South Africa. Watson slammed a half-century in the first innings of the second Test of the series.

However, the medium-pace bowler was ruled of the next test after suffering an ankle injury. He returned for the fourth Test in Johannesburg where scalped his career-best 2 for 67 but failed to leave a mark with the bat as Kangaroos 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.

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First Published: 26 April, 2020 12:10 IST

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