Guy Longfield Willatt was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University from 1938 to 1947, for Nottinghamshire from 1939 to 1948, for Scotland from 1948 to 1950 and for Derbyshire from 1950 to 1956. He was captain of Derbyshire from 1951 to 1954 and also played for Marylebone Cricket Club. Willatt was born at The Park, Nottingham. He was educated at Repton School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He played cricket for Cambridge University, two years before the war and at the same time performed in the second and first team at Nottinghamshire. However his university education was interrupted by the Second World War, when he served as an officer in the Royal Artillery. He still played for Nottinghamshire teams during the war. He resumed his studies at Cambridge and in 1947 was a football blue as well as captaining Cambridge University. He scored 90 in the Varsity Match that year.
|Full name||Guy Longfield Willatt|
|Born||May 7, 1918, Nottingham, England|
|Died||June 11, 2003, Derby, England|
|Batting style||Left-handed batsman|
|Role||Derbyshire captain 1951-1954|
|First-class debut||25 May 1938 Cambridge University v Essex|
|Last First-class||Marylebone Cricket Club v Ireland|
First-class player from 1938-1956 for Cambridge University, Nottinghamshire, Scotland, and Derbyshire.
He attended Repton School and St Catharine's College, before making his first-class debut for Cambridge.
During World War II he served in the Royal Artillery, and also played for Nottinghamshire.
His son, Jonathan Willatt, also played first-class cricket for Cambridge.
He was Derbyshire's captain from 1951-1954, before being succeeded by Donald Carr.
- Derbyshire cricket captains
- Scotland cricketers
- People educated at Repton School
- Alumni of St Catharine's College, Cambridge
- Nottinghamshire cricketers
Latest information about Guy Willatt updated on June 14 2021.