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.