Willie Watson

by Frank Garrick
Willie Watson
  • ISBN-13: 9781907524349
  • Author(s): Frank Garrick
  • Subject: Biography: sport|biography & autobiography: sport
  • Publisher: Sportsbooks
  • Imprint: Sportsbooks
  • Publication Date: 10-02-2013
  • Format: h/b

Availability: In stock

£17.99
Willie Watson was one of the twelve players to have represented England at both cricket and football, and while CB Fry is probably the best known, Watson was by far the most successful. He played four times for the football team as an attacking right half and 23 times for the cricket team as an elegant left-hand batsman. As a cricketer, he enjoyed his finest hour at the last day of the Lord's Test of 1953, when he enabled England to regain the Ashes for the first time in 20 years. In his first-class career, he scored 25,670 runs, making 55 centuries.
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Willie Watson was one of the twelve players to have represented England at both cricket and football, and while CB Fry is probably the best known, Watson was by far the most successful. He played four times for the football team as an attacking right half and 23 times for the cricket team as an elegant left-hand batsman. As a cricketer, he enjoyed his finest hour at the last day of the Lord's Test of 1953, when he enabled England to regain the Ashes for the first time in 20 years. In his first-class career, he scored 25,670 runs, making 55 centuries.