November 12, 1976, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia
Scotland v Surrey at Edinburgh, May 29, 2002
Ryan Watson represented South Africa Schools in 1995 and then went on to captain Transvaal Under 24 in 1996. He then came to Scotland as a professional player, playing as a club professional for Meigle, Falkland and Forfarshire and qualified by residence to play for Scotland. His prolific run-scoring made him the most effective batsman of his era in the Scotland team and he ended his career with a record 4967 runs for Scotland.
Watson was also a tidy bowler both at medium pace and with off-spin and a competitive fielder with excellent hands. His best remembered innings was when he recorded the third fastest hundred in one-day cricket at the time, against Somerset in May 2003, 103* off 43 balls.
Ryan was a member of the squad that won the Intercontinental Cup in 2004 and the ICC Trophy in 2005, in which he won the Man of the Match Award in the final.