Arthur Watson, a cricket-playing cleric, was invited by his brother William to play in the trial match in May 1891 between Glamorgan and a Colts XX at the Arms Park. Even though Arthur had no residential qualification, he turned out for the Welsh county alongside his brother who was establishing a timber importing business in Cardiff. It proved to be Arthur’s sole appearance for the Welsh county.
Born in Lincolnshire and educated at Derby Grammar School, Arthur played for Lincolnshire between 1889 and 1892, besides appearing for Suffolk in 1904 and the Gentlemen of Warwickshire between 1910 and 1912. He also represented Somerset at football between 1887 and 1888. Arthur subsequently held curacies in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Buckinghamshire.
WATSON, Rev. Arthur Hawtrey.
Born – Saltfleet-by-St.Peters, Lincolnshire, 18 June 1865.
Died – Norwich, 7 July 1952.
Career best performances
Minor County Friendly – 6* and 1/20 v Colts XX at Cardiff Arms Park, 1891.