1964 – Watson Continues in the King Mould

Watson’s team carried on where King had left off, (W18, D18 L3). In the 1964 first team score book – the Club’s first record of a season since 1946 – David Taylor once again got the most runs, just five short of 1,000 in 31 innings.

Alan Brown, including 138 v. Barnet, was I8 runs behind and two innings less, and hit three tons in a side which scored over 200 runs ten times.

Watson was a good bat (and also bowled a bit) but like Leslie King would invariably put himself down the order and give others a chance. His bat handle was so thick, some players could not get their hands round it – and it ‘weighed a ton’.