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Alan Davidson      

Full name Alan Keith Davidson

Born June 14, 1929, Lisarow, Gosford, New South Wales

Current age 84 years 314 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Alan Keith Davidson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 44 61 7 1328 80 24.59 0 5 8 42 0
First-class 193 246 39 6804 129 32.86 9 36 168 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 44 82 11587 3819 186 7/93 12/124 20.53 1.97 62.2 6 14 2
First-class 193 37704 14048 672 7/31 20.90 2.23 56.1 33 2
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 11-16, 1953 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 15-20, 1963 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1949-1963
Profile

Like his close friend and comrade Richie Benaud, Alan Davidson suddenly translated potential into performance when Australia toured South Africa in 1957-58. A left-arm paceman with a model approach and an economical action - summed up in the title of his autobiography Fifteen Paces - he took 72 wickets and scored four centuries on the trip. For the next five years, he would be the most menacing new-ball bowler of his day, not to mention a dangerous striker in the lower-middle order, and a versatile fielder at home in all positions. A martyr to injuries real and imagined, some of his best performances were reserved for moments when he seemed down and out: he took a broken finger into the 1960 Tied Test, and a bad back into the Ridge Test at Lord's the following year, yet made telling contributions to both.
Gideon Haigh

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Sep 12, 2011

ICC Hall of Fame inductees Alan Davidson and Belinda Clark strike a pose, ICC Awards, London, September 12, 2011

ICC Hall of Fame inductees Alan Davidson and Belinda Clark strike a pose

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Feb 12, 2004

Alan Davidson

Alan Davidson

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Jun 26, 1972

Dennis Lillee and Bob Massie shake hands with former Australian allrounder Alan Davidson, England v Australia, second Test, Lord's, 4th day, June 26 1972

Dennis Lillee and Bob Massie shake hands with former Australian allrounder Alan Davidson

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1962

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