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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.

Chester Watson
Personal information
Full nameChester Donald Watson
Born1 July, 1938
Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 108)6 January 1960 v England
Last Test16 February 1962 v India
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 7 32
Runs scored 12 198
Batting average 2.39 7.61
100s/50s 0/0 0/1
Top score 5 50
Balls bowled 1,458 5,061
Wickets 19 85
Bowling average 38.10 32.07
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 4/62 6/33
Catches/stumpings 1/– 14/–
Source: CricInfo, 17 March 2019

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]

Watson played as the professional for Church in the Lancashire League in 1962. He took 117 wickets at an average of 7.58 to lead the League averages and take Church to the championship.[3]


  1. ^ Sobers, p. 3.
  2. ^ Sobers, p. 4.
  3. ^ "League Championship 1962". Church CC. Retrieved 2 November 2019.