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The Bradman Museum, Bowral features a glass case display of 8 commemorative plates bearing the following inscription:

"N.S.W. cricket umpire Arthur Watson's passion for cricket is life-long. The veteran umpire has stood for the Sydney Cricket Association record 700-plus matches over 44 seasons. As well as officiating in grade games he has umpired in three international ODI's in 1979-80 as well as ten first-class fixtures and numerous minor representative matches. He is a life-member of the N.S.W. Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association, the Sydney Cricket Association, Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Umpires Association and Guildford Leagues Cricket Club.

Arthur carefully assembled this collection of commemorative plates over a number of years. The plates depict each of the first-class centuries scored by England, Australian and West Indian cricketers. Those displayed are made of English Fine Bone China manufacturers; Coalport(Wedgewood), Royal Grafton and Royal Worcester.

In 1896 England batsman W.G.Grace became the first player to score 100 centuries. To mark the feat the English Coalport, gave the champion batsman a commemorative plate recording each of his innings.

The practice set a precedent and several subsequent players who have reached this extraordinary milestone have had a similar plate created. Each plate is a limited edition and bears the manufacturer's seal and the player's signature on the reverse.

PLATES DONATED BY ARTHUR WATSON".

OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO ARTHUR ON HIS CRICKET UMPIRES RECORD AND HIS GENEROUS GESTURE IN MAKING THIS DONATION.