Charles Watts (cricketer, born 1894)

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Charles Watts
Personal information
Full nameCharles George Watts
Born(1894-09-04)4 September 1894
Hinckley, Leicestershire,
Died30 January 1979(1979-01-30) (aged 84)
Hinckley, Leicestershire,
Relations Gordon Lord (nephew)
Domestic team information
1924 Leicestershire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Runs scored16
Batting average 16.00
Top score16
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings /
Source: Cricinfo, 29 February 2012

Charles George Watts (4 September 1894 30 January 1979) was an English cricketer. Watts was a right-handed batsman. He was born at Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.

Batting (cricket) a skill in the sport of cricket

In cricket, batting is the act or skill of hitting the ball with a bat to score runs or prevent the loss of one's wicket. Any player who is currently batting is denoted as a batsman, regardless of whether batting is their particular area of expertise. Batsmen have to adapt to various conditions when playing on different cricket pitches, especially in different countries - therefore, as well as having outstanding physical batting skills, top-level batsmen will have lightning reflexes, excellent decision-making and be good strategists.

Hinckley town in Leicestershire, England

Hinckley is a market town in southwest Leicestershire, England. It is administered by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. Hinckley is the second largest town in the administrative county of Leicestershire, after Loughborough.

Watts made a single first-class appearance for Leicestershire against Glamorgan in the 1924 County Championship at Aylestone Road, Leicester. [1] With no play possible on the first two days of the match, Leicestershire won the toss on the third and final day and elected to bat, scoring just 91 runs in their first-innings, with Watts contributing 16 runs before he was dismissed by Frank Ryan. In response, Glamorgan fared little better, making 107 in their first-innings. The match was declared a draw following the conclusion of this innings. [2] This was his only major appearance for Leicestershire.

First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket. A first-class match is of three or more days' scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players each and is officially adjudged to be worthy of the status by virtue of the standard of the competing teams. Matches must allow for the teams to play two innings each although, in practice, a team might play only one innings or none at all.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club Cricket Team

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Glamorgan County Cricket Club Welsh cricket team

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He died at the place of his birth on 30 January 1979. His nephew, Gordon Lord, also played first-class cricket.

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  1. "First-Class Matches played by Charles Watts". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  2. "Leicestershire v Glamorgan, 1924 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
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