Ryan Watkins spent six years on the Glamorgan staff during which time he became the Club’s first bowler to claim a five-wicket haul in T20 cricket.
The left-handed batsman and right-arm seamer had made his first-class debut for Glamorgan in 2005 after several useful all-round performances for Newport CC, Blackwood CC, as well as Glamorgan’s youth and 2nd XI for whom he first-played in 2001. During his first couple of years on the Glamorgan staff, Ryan had a spell as an opening batsman, and it was whilst he was at the top of the order that Ryan made a career-best 87 against Essex at Cardiff in 2002.
However, Ryan failed to win a regular place in the four-day team, and instead he became a handy performer in white-ball cricket . Indeed, in 2009 – his final year on the staff – he returned figures of 5/16 against Gloucestershire at Cardiff.
After being released from the county’s staff, Ryan has subsequently became a policeman.
WATKINS, Ryan Edward
Born – Abergavenny, 9th June 1983.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In First-class cricket – 87 v Essex at Sophia Gardens, 2006; 4/40 v Worcestershire at New Road, 2005.
In List A cricket – 39 v Derbyshire at Derby, 2007; 2/25 v Warwickshire at Colwyn Bay, 2006.
In T20 cricket – 18 v Northamptonshire at SWALEC Stadium, 2009; 5/16 v Gloucestershire at SWALEC Stadium, 2009.