Steve Watkin

Date of birth 15.09.1964 Role in team Coach Glamorgan debut 1986 vs Worcestershire Random fact N/A

Steve Watkin was a member of title-winning teams with Glamorgan in 1993 and 1997, and day in, day out during this decade he was one of the most reliable and consistent seam bowlers on the county circuit, cheerfully shouldering the burden of being both strike and stock bowler in the Glamorgan attack.

Despite a workload which might have frightened other bowlers, Steve rarely had a serious injury, and his consistency was rewarded with nomination as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year in 1993. Given his consistency and wholehearted efforts, many people inside and out of Wales felt that Steve should have played more than seven times for England – three times in Tests and four times in One-Day Internationals.

In all formats, Steve played in 494 matches for Glamorgan’s 1st Xi, claiming over 1100 wickets. During 1997, Steve formed a potent new-ball pairing with Waqar Younis with their success being one of the reasons why Glamorgan won the County Championship.

Steve took a Benefit Year in 1998 and two years later was a member of the Glamorgan team that appeared in the Benson and Hedges Cup Final at Lord’s. He retired at the end of the following summer to become the Club’s Academy Director. He has subsequently fulfilled the duties of 2nd XI and bowling coach.