The 75-year-old Test cricketer died on Friday, 24 April 2020, after a long battle with cancer.

Mr Watson was a true all-round sportsman, who was a trailblazer in Australian cricket and played football for the Melbourne Demons in the VFL.

The talented allrounder made his Test debut for Australia on a tour of South Africa in season 1966-67 and became the first cricketer to represent three states in the Sheffield Shield, playing with Western Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales over his career.

The right-hand bat and right-arm medium pace bowler moved to WA during the 1971-72 season and played First-Grade cricket for Scarborough CC for two seasons.

He then played for Subiaco from 1973 to 1977 and in his first season with the Club was a member of the premiership team. That season also saw him win the district batting and bowling averages.

Mr Watson became WA’s 254th player and made his highest score of 145 on debut against Queensland at the WACA Ground in October 1971.

He was again selected to play for Australia in the 1972 Ashes Tour of England, making him WA’s 12th men’s Test match representative.

Mr Watson was a key player in WA’s Sheffield Shield Championship winning teams in 1971-72, 1972-73 and 1974-75, playing alongside some of the greats of WA cricket.

He also played in WA’s Gillette Cup Final victory over New Zealand at the MCG in 1974, and at the end of his First Class career signed for World Series Cricket in 1977.

Mr Watson made 997 runs and took 54 wickets in his 22 matches for WA.

The WACA and the WA cricket community send its deepest sympathies to his family and closest friends.